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.

Our fall Open House provides a great way to engage with like-minded students and faculty and explore the program’s diverse offerings. Join us for our next Open House, September 19, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., in Milstein West A, Wasserstein Hall.

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 $26,000 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:

Exhaust the Limits: The Life and Times of a Global Peacemaker

PON Staff   •  05/16/2011   •  Filed in Daily, Events, International Negotiation, Student Events, Students

Exhaust the Limits: The Life and Times of a Global Peacemaker

with
Charles F. “Chic” Dambach
President & CEO, Alliance for Peacebuilding

Date: May 16, 2011

Time: 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Where: Hauser Hall, Room 102, Harvard Law School Campus
Chic Dambach will discuss his new memoir, Exhaust the Limits: The Life and Times of a Global … Read More 

The Dynamics of Nonviolent Power:
Egypt, Tunisia and beyond

PON Staff   •  04/20/2011   •  Filed in Daily, Events, International Negotiation, Negotiation and Nonviolent Action, Student Events, Students

The Dynamics of Nonviolent Power:
Egypt, Tunisia and beyond

with

Hardy Merriman
Senior Advisor at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC)
 
Date: April 20, 2011
Time: 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Where: Pound  Hall, Room 108, Harvard Law School Campus
Bring your lunch. Drinks and dessert will be served.
Click here for a campus map.

About the lunch:
What makes nonviolent, civilian-based movements effective?  What … Read More 

Budrus

PON Staff   •  03/29/2011   •  Filed in Daily, Events, International Negotiation, Negotiation and Nonviolent Action, PON Film Series, Student Events, Students

Ayed Morrar, an unlikely community organizer, unites Palestinians from all political factions and Israelis to save his village from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier. Victory seems improbable until his 15-year-old daughter, Iltezam, launches a women’s contingent that quickly moves to the front lines.

Struggling side by side, father and daughter unleash an inspiring, yet little-known movement … Read More 

Conference on Afghanistan: “Ten Years Later”

PON Staff   •  03/28/2011   •  Filed in Student Events, Students

ESSEC Graduate School of Management, Mardis de l’ESSEC and Fahimeh & Tina Robiolle Consulting & Training
present:

Afghanistan, Ten Years Later

 
Tuesday March 29th
2:00-4:00pm EST

ESSEC campus in France, & live online!
In order to discuss the social, political and ethnic configuration of Afghanistan ten years after the start of the democratic process, this conference will … Read More 

Knocking

PON Staff   •  02/28/2011   •  Filed in Daily, Events, PON Film Series, Student Events, Students

At first glance, Knocking is about Jehovah’s Witnesses, the door-to-door proselytizers we like to hide from. But there’s a bigger story as the film asks whether they are a necessary annoyance in a free society. What if you wanted to speak, publish, worship or live as you choose but belonged to the marginalized group of … Read More 

Nuclear Negotiations with Russia

PON Staff   •  02/24/2011   •  Filed in Daily, Events, Student Events, Students

The PON Brown Bag Lunch Series Presents:

Nuclear Negotiations with Russia

with Assistant Secretary of State &
Chief Negotiator of the New START Treaty
Rose Gottemoeller

Facilitated by:
HLS Professor Robert Bordone,
Director, Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program
 
Date: February 25, 2011
Time: 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Where: Hauser Hall, Room 105, Harvard Law School Campus
Join the Program on Negotiation … Read More 

The Longest War: Challenges and Negotiation Strategies in Afghanistan

PON Staff   •  02/16/2011   •  Filed in Daily, Events, International Negotiation, Student Events, Students

“The Longest War: Challenges and Negotiation
Strategies in Afghanistan”
with
Hassina Sherjan and Michael O’Hanlon
co-authors of “Toughing It Out In Afghanistan”

 
Date: February 18, 2011

Time: 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Where: Hauser Hall, Room 105, Harvard Law School Campus
Bring your lunch. Drinks and dessert will be served.
Click here for a campus map.

About the Speakers
Hassina Sherjan is the president of Aid … Read More 

Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program receives Conflict Prevention and Resolution Institute’s 2010 Award

PON Staff   •  01/21/2011   •  Filed in Conflict Resolution, Daily, Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program, News, Students

The Conflict Prevention and Resolution Institute (CPR) selected the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) to be the recipient of its 2010 Problem Solving in the Law School Curriculum Award at its annual awards banquet on January 11, 2011 at the New York offices of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP.  The clinic’s director and founder, … Read More 

Harvard Law School Hosts 2010 American Bar Association Regional Negotiation Competition

PON Staff   •  12/07/2010   •  Filed in Daily, Harvard Negotiators, Negotiation Skills, Student Events, Students

Sixteen teams from nine different law schools from throughout the Northeast took part in the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition at HLS on November 13–14, 2010. Approximately 35 judges, all practicing lawyers in the Boston area, evaluated the teams and chose the winners. A team comprised of two first-year law students from Boston College Law School … Read More 

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