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.

Applications dates now available.

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:

Announcing the 2022-2023 PON Graduate Research Fellows

Diane Long   •  05/13/2022   •  Filed in Graduate Research Fellowships, PON Graduate Research Fellowships, Students

The Program on Negotiation’s 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 

Bringing theory to practice and practice to theory: A story of a mediation program in North Central Nigeria

Diane Long   •  05/06/2022   •  Filed in Events, student, Students, The Kelman Seminar

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

Bringing theory to practice and practice to theory:
A story of a mediation program in North Central Nigeria
A virtual talk with:

Dr. Rebecca Wolfe
Senior Lecturer and Executive Director of International Policy & Development
Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
Friday, May 20, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 … Read More 

Announcing the 2022 PON Summer Fellows

Diane Long   •  04/06/2022   •  Filed in Students, Summer Fellowship Grants

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During the summer months, PON sponsors grants for select students at Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University and other Boston-area schools who undertake internships or 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 practice in … Read More 

Why Peacemakers Fail

Diane Long   •  04/01/2022   •  Filed in Events, student, Students, The Kelman Seminar

Matt-Waldman

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

Why Peacemakers Fail

A virtual talk with:

Matt Waldman
Associate, Oxford University Centre for International Studies
Senior Adviser, European Institute of Peace
Director, Center for Empathy in International Affairs
Senior Mediation Advisor, United States Institute of Peace
Thursday, April 21, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, ET (US and Canada)
Zoom registration link:
https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NMd9MxyPRUWG_ttcQvbbnA

Free … Read More 

2022 Great Negotiator Award honoring Christiana Figueres

Diane Long   •  03/18/2022   •  Filed in Events, student, Students

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

2022 Great Negotiator Award honoring
Christiana Figueres

Thursday, April 14, 2022
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)
This event is by invitation only. The public session will be accessible to the
general public via livestream.

Link to livestream below.

About the Great Negotiator Award:

 The Great Negotiator Award … Read More 

What is the status of women’s human rights in Afghanistan?

Diane Long   •  03/16/2022   •  Filed in Events, student, Students, The Kelman Seminar

Sima Samar

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

What is the status of women’s human rights in Afghanistan?

A virtual talk with:

Dr. Sima Samar
Visiting Scholar, Carr Center for Human Rights,
Kennedy School of Government
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, ET (US and Canada)
Zoom registration link:
https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Zf0xcpYgQG2RuJVT_8XXmQ

Free and open to the public.
This session will … Read More 

Dignity in the Egyptian Revolution: Lessons for Democracy and Development

Diane Long   •  02/08/2022   •  Filed in Events, student, Students, The Kelman Seminar

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:
Dignity in the Egyptian Revolution:
Lessons for Democracy and Development

A virtual talk with:

Zaynab El Bernoussi
Assistant Professor, Sciences Po Rabat , International University of Rabat
At-Large Middle East/North Africa Representative, Executive Committee,
International Studies Association Global South Caucus
Thursday, February 24, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, ET (US and … Read More 

PON Live! Heels at Work:Do Symbols of Professionalism Imbued with Femininity Offer Women a Leg Up or Create an Unequal Footing for Them in the Workplace?

Diane Long   •  02/02/2022   •  Filed in Events, student, Students

Sreedhari Desai

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

PON Live!
Heels at Work: Do Symbols of Professionalism Imbued with Femininity
Offer Women a Leg Up or Create an Unequal Footing for Them in the Workplace?

A discussion with:

Sreedhari Desai
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Crist W. Blackwell Scholar,
Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina

Moderator:

Max Bazerman
Jesse … Read More 

New Findings in the Field of Negotiation: Dvoskin and Naimark-Rowse

Diane Long   •  01/25/2022   •  Filed in Events, Graduate Research Fellowships, PON Graduate Research Fellowships

Integrative Negotiations, Value Creation, and Creativity at the Bargaining Table

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

PON Live!
New Findings in the Field of Negotiation:
Research from the PON Graduate Research Fellows

A virtual talk with:

Brenda Dvoskin
SJD Candidate, Harvard Law School
and

Benjamin Naimark-Rowse
Ph.D. Candidate, Fletcher School, Tufts University
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Harvard Law School
Click here to access the Zoom registration link: Closed
The … Read More 

The Person You Mean To Be

Diane Long   •  01/18/2022   •  Filed in Events, student, Students

Dolly Chugh

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

PON Live!
The Person You Mean To Be

A discussion with:

Dolly Chugh
Associate Professor of Management and Organizations,
Leonard N. Stern School of Business, NYU
Moderator:

Max Bazerman
Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Executive Committee Member, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School

Friday, January 28, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 … Read More 

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