Students

The Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School welcomes students from across the Boston area who are interested in negotiation, mediation, and conflict management. Advancing issues of negotiation is central to our mission of helping individuals become more effective leaders. That’s why we offer students access to expert insights, internship opportunities, funding for research, and more.

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EXPLORE OUR STUDENT RESOURCES
INSIGHTS FROM WORLD-RENOWNED EXPERTS

We host various events throughout the year, including conversations with world leaders, film series, book discussions, and seminars on current negotiation and mediation tactics employed around the globe. For details about upcoming events, click here.

Upcoming application deadlines.
PON Graduate Student Grants – Thursday, November 4, 2022
PON Next Generation Grants – Thursday, November 18, 2021

FUNDING FOR ACADEMIC RESEARCH

PON provides fellowship and grant opportunities to help qualified individuals pursue academic research and projects in the field of negotiation.

Graduate Research Fellowships
Graduate Research Fellowships are designed to encourage young scholars from the social sciences and professional disciplines to pursue theoretical, empirical, and/or applied research in negotiation and dispute resolution. Each fellow receives a $30,000 stipend for one year of dissertation research and writing in negotiation and related topics in alternative dispute resolution. The fellowship also provides full access to PON facilities and Harvard libraries. To learn more, click here.

Summer Fellowships
Summer fellowship grants focus on the connection between scholarship and practice in negotiation and dispute resolution by supporting students interested in exploring career paths, either professional or academic. Summer fellowships provide students at Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University, and other Boston-area schools with up to $3,500 for internships or summer research projects in negotiation and dispute resolution in partnership with public, nonprofit, or academic organizations. To apply, click here.

Graduate Student Grants
Our Student Grants program supports cutting-edge research projects in the field of negotiation and conflict resolution at the graduate level. Grants are awarded for specific research projects in amounts of up to $1,000. Students from any Boston-area school may apply. To learn more, click here.

Next Generation Grants
Next Generation Grants support research in negotiation and conflict resolution by nontenured faculty and doctoral students. Faculty and students from any school or department within PON’s interuniversity consortium (Harvard, MIT, Tufts) may apply. Postdoctoral students with formal affiliations to Harvard or one of our consortium schools are also welcome to apply. Doctoral student grants are limited to $5,000; nontenured, tenure-track faculty grants are limited to $10,000. To learn more, click here.

COURSES

PON Seminars
PON runs two semester-length courses designed to increase public awareness and understanding of successful conflict resolution. Programs provide participants with a conceptual framework and practical advice for professional and personal development in dispute resolution.

These courses are open to the public and draw participants from a wide range of disciplines, professional fields, and life experiences.

Harvard Law School Negotiation and Mediation Programs
Harvard Law School offers a number of negotiation and mediation opportunities in addition to the offerings at PON:

Negotiating, Fast and Slow: A Conversation with Nobel Prize Winner Daniel Kahneman

Diane Long   •  11/24/2021   •  Filed in Events, student, Students

Kahneman Event

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
Harvard Negotiation Project
Harvard College International Negotiation Program
Harvard International Negotiation Program
are pleased to present:

PON Live!
Negotiating, Fast and Slow:
A Conversation with Nobel Prize Winner Daniel Kahneman
A discussion with:

Daniel Kahneman
Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs Emeritus, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology Emeritus, Princeton University
Fellow, Center … Read More 

The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization

Diane Long   •  11/08/2021   •  Filed in Events, student, Students, The Kelman Seminar

Peter Coleman

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:
The Way Out:
How to Overcome Toxic Polarization
A virtual talk with:

Peter Coleman, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Education, Columbia University
Friday, December 17, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, ET (US and Canada)
Zoom Registration link:
https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vKo-Kh6ISI6DjOvBa3bTOw
Free and open to the public.
This session will be recorded. Pending approval, we will … Read More 

Collaboration in the Time of Climate Change

Diane Long   •  11/08/2021   •  Filed in Events, student, Students

Carri Hulet

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present:

PON Live!
Collaboration in the Time of Climate Change

A discussion with:

Carri Hulet
Affiliated Faculty, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
Principal, CH Consulting
 
Monday, November 22, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 pm ET (US and Canada)
Free and open to the public.

Click here to access the Zoom registration link:
https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4hcUCrSwSm2bQ_ixu2XA7g
The session … Read More 

Reframing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work: A Dignity Approach

Diane Long   •  10/14/2021   •  Filed in Events, student, Students, The Kelman Seminar

Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:
Reframing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work: A Dignity Approach

A virtual talk with:

Dr. Floyd Cobb
Author Consultant/Adjunct Faculty,
University of Denver

Dr. John Krownapple
Author Consultant/Adjunct Faculty,
Johns Hopkins University
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, ET (US and Canada)
Zoom Registration link:
https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JeLsztXcSBmvCtFXI0Etlw
Free and open to the public.
This session will … Read More 

When Should Law Forgive? Treatments of Crime, Debt, and Restorative Justice

Diane Long   •  10/14/2021   •  Filed in Events, student, Students

Martha Minow

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present:

PON Live!
When Should Law Forgive?
Treatments of Crime, Debt, and Restorative Justice
A discussion with:

Martha Minow
300th Anniversary University Professor, Harvard Law School
Moderated by:

Gabriella Blum
Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and
Vice Dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies
at Harvard Law School
 
Tuesday, … Read More 

Our Brains at War: The Neuroscience of Conflict and Peacebuilding

Diane Long   •  09/28/2021   •  Filed in Events, student, Students, The Kelman Seminar

Mari Fitzduff

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:
Our Brains at War:
The Neuroscience of Conflict and Peacebuilding

A virtual talk with:

Mari Fitzduff
Professor Emerita and founding director of the master’s professional programs in
Conflict Resolution and Coexistence at Brandeis University
 

About the talk:

Professor Fitzduff’s book, Our Brains at War: The Neuroscience of Conflict and Peacebuilding (Oxford … Read More 

Negotiating Persuasively in a Volatile Climate

Diane Long   •  09/16/2021   •  Filed in Events, student, Students, The Kelman Seminar

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:

Negotiating Persuasively in a Volatile Climate

A virtual talk with:

Bruno Verdini
Lecturer, Urban Planning and Negotiation, MIT SA+P & MIT SHASS
Assistant Director, MIT Science Impact Collaborative
Visiting Faculty, Asia School of Business+MIT Sloan
 
Friday, October 1, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, ET (U.S. and Canada)
Free and open to … Read More 

Announcing the 2021 PON Summer Fellows

Diane Long   •  05/10/2021   •  Filed in Students, Summer Fellowship Grants

negotiation topics in business six negotiation strategies for integrative negotiations involving haggling

During the summer months, PON offers fellowship grants to students at Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University and other Boston-area schools who are completing internships or undertaking summer research projects in negotiation and dispute resolution in partnership with public, nonprofit or academic organizations. The Summer Fellowship Program’s emphasis is on advancing the links between scholarship and … Read More 

Conflict Resolution Practice in Light of Collective Trauma and Power Asymmetries

Diane Long   •  04/09/2021   •  Filed in Events, student, Students, The Kelman Seminar

Pamela Steiner

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:

Conflict Resolution Practice in Light of Collective Trauma and
Power Asymmetries

A virtual discussion with:

Pamela Steiner
Senior Fellow, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

 
Thursday, April 29, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET (U.S. & Canada)
 

About the talk:

Pam Steiner will draw … Read More 

Announcing the 2021-2022 PON Graduate Research Fellows

Diane Long   •  03/12/2021   •  Filed in Graduate Research Fellowships, PON Graduate Research Fellowships, Students

The Program on Negotiation Graduate Research Fellowships are designed to encourage young scholars from the social sciences and professional disciplines to pursue theoretical, empirical, and/or applied research in negotiation and dispute resolution. Consistent with PON’s goal of fostering the development of the next generation of scholars, this fellowship provides support for one year of dissertation … Read More 

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