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.

Graduate Student grant applications are due Thursday, November 12, 2020.

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:

2011 Program on Negotiation Fall Open House

PON Staff   •  09/16/2011   •  Filed in Daily, Events, Student Events, Students

Interested in negotiation and conflict resolution?
Come to the Program on Negotiation Open House!
 
The open house will begin at 6:30pm on Monday, October 3rd in the PON Library, Pound 513, Harvard Law School.
Meet students and faculty interested in Alternative Dispute Resolution and learn how to get involved. Students from the Boston area and beyond are welcome … Read More 

PON Graduate Research Fellowships

PON Staff   •  09/01/2011   •  Filed in Graduate Research Fellowships, PON Graduate Research Fellowships, Students

The application deadline for the 2020-2021 academic year is Thursday, February 6, 2020.

Consistent with the PON goal of fostering the development of the next generation of scholars, the Program on Negotiation Graduate Research Fellowships provide support for one year of dissertation research and writing in negotiation and related topics in alternative dispute resolution and give fellows an … Read More 

Former PON Graduate Research Fellow Featured in the “Boston Globe”

PON Staff   •  06/15/2011   •  Filed in Daily, Dispute Resolution, Graduate Research Fellowships, PON Graduate Research Fellowships, Students

Sreedhari Desai, a PON Graduate Research Fellow for the 2009-2010 academic year, was recently featured in an Op-Ed in the Boston Globe. Desai’s research examines the ways in which childhood cues can make businesses more charitable and individuals more honest. The full text of the article can be found here.

About Sreedhari Desai:
Sreedhari Desai is an … Read More 

Announcing the 2011 PON Summer Fellows

PON Staff   •  06/14/2011   •  Filed in Daily, Students, Summer Fellowship Grants

About the PON Summer Fellowship Program:

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

Nonviolent Power in Action: observations from an expert on what happened in Egypt, Tunisia and beyond

PON Staff   •  06/08/2011   •  Filed in Daily, Events, International Negotiation, Negotiation and Nonviolent Action, Student Events, Students

Watch the video of the PON Brown Bag Lunch:
The Dynamics of Nonviolent Power:
Egypt, Tunisia and beyond

with

Hardy Merriman
Senior Advisor at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC)
Recorded: April 20, 2011
 

Click here to watch the video:
http://www.law.harvard.edu/media/2011/04/20_pon.mov
 
About the Event: The Dynamics of Nonviolent Power: Egypt, Tunisia and Beyond
By: Carrie O’Neil, PON Research Assistant
What makes nonviolent, civilian-based movements … Read More 

2011 Winner of the Roger Fisher/Frank E. A. Sander Student Paper Prize Announced

PON Staff   •  05/27/2011   •  Filed in Daily, News, Students

Congratulations to Jessica Beess und Chrostin (HLS ’13), the 2011 Fisher/Sander Prize Winner, for her paper “Cross-Border Class Actions and Aggregate Dispute Resolution: Where We Are and How to Move Forward.”

This prize was established in 2007 by the Program on Negotiation in honor of Professors Roger Fisher, the Williston Professor of Law, Emeritus, and Frank … Read More 

Announcing the 2011-2012 PON Graduate Research Fellows

PON Staff   •  05/20/2011   •  Filed in Daily, 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 the PON goal of fostering the development of the next generation of scholars, this program provides support for one year of … Read More 

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 

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