The Program on Negotiation welcomes students from all colleges and universities in the Boston area who have an interest in the field of negotiation and conflict management. We invite you to become part of the PON community! This can include coming to our many events, starting with our fall Open House, where you will meet fellow students and faculty and hear about opportunities to get involved. Other events include talks with world leaders, film showings and discussions that illuminate important aspects of conflict, and lunch and seminar talks that highlight negotiation aspects of current events.

Be sure to subscribe to our Student Interest Group email list to receive updates on events, funding and internship opportunities, and job announcements. We also include items in the SIG email that are sent to us from members of our student community.

Check out our grant and fellowship opportunities below. Our Graduate Research Fellows and grant recipients are contributing exciting new research in the field of negotiation.

PON Events

The Program on Negotiation hosts a wide variety of events throughout the academic year, including conferences, symposia, seminars, lectures, student discussions, book talks, film series events, and more.

Please visit our events page to learn more.

Funding Opportunities from PON

Graduate Research Fellowships
The PON Graduate Research Fellowship provides support for one year of dissertation research for doctoral students. Successful candidate receive a stipend of $26,000, access to PON facilities and Harvard libraries, and the opportunity to make deep connections to the PON community.

Summer Fellowships
PON offers summer fellowship grants to students doing internships or undertaking summer research projects with public, nonprofit, or academic organizations in the field of negotiation and dispute resolution. Summer fellowships for up to $3,500 are open to currently enrolled students who will be returning to school the following semester in the Boston area.

Graduate Student Grants
PON Graduate Student Grants are designed to support cutting-edge research at the graduate level in the field of negotiation and conflict resolution. Grants are awarded for specific research projects in amounts of up to $1,000.

Next Generation Grants
The PON Next Generation Grants support research in negotiation and conflict resolution by non-tenured faculty and doctoral students. Grants are awarded for specific research projects to successful applicants within PON’s inter-university consortium. Doctoral student grants are limited to $5,000. Non-tenured, tenure-track faculty grants are limited to $10,000, of which no more than $5,000 should be for personnel.

PON Semester-Length Seminars on Negotiation and Mediation

PON offers two semester-length courses each year that are open to the public: Negotiation and Dispute Resolution in the fall, and Mediation and Conflict Management in the spring. These courses typically include participants from a wide range of disciplines, professional fields, and life experiences. Please visit our PON Seminar page to learn more.

Courses at PON Consortium Schools & Other Boston Area Universities

For more information about current negotiation and conflict mediation course offerings, please visit the school’s websites:

Harvard Law School
Harvard Business School
Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Fletcher School, Tufts University
The Heller School, Brandeis University
Simmons College
UMass Boston

Check out the following programs at Harvard Law School to learn more about negotiation and mediation:

Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program
Harvard Negotiators
Harvard Mediation Program

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”
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 

Leadership and Cooperation: A Special Lecture by Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

PON Staff   •  11/05/2010   •  Filed in Daily, Events, International Negotiation, Student Events, Students

Leadership and Cooperation: A Special Lecture by Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

Date: November 9, 2010, 5:00 pm-6:30 pm
Location: Austin East, Harvard Law School campus

On May 26, 2010, Kamla Persad-Bissessar made history when she was sworn in as the first female Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. She was recently named one … Read More 

Program on Negotiation Summer Fellows Lunch

PON Staff   •  10/11/2010   •  Filed in Daily, Events, PON Summer Fellowships, Student Events, Students

alternative dispute resolution

PON Summer Fellows Lunch

Join the Program on Negotiation for a discussion with our 2010 Summer Fellows about their work over the summer. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about ongoing work in the negotiation and conflict resolution fields both domestically and abroad.

Information about our Summer Fellowship program will … Read More 

International Law Workshop

PON Staff   •  07/08/2010   •  Filed in Dispute Resolution Directory, DRD Tag Pages

International Law Workshop

William Alford
Gabriella Blum

This class is intended to provide students with the opportunity to engage scholarly writing in international law, by bringing to the workshop authors of some of the most interesting new work in this field. Generally, our speakers will present work in progress. Students will be required to submit brief … Read More 

Announcing the 2010 PON Summer Fellows

PON Staff   •  06/07/2010   •  Filed in Daily, PON Summer Fellowships

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 

2010 Winner of the Roger Fisher/Frank E. A. Sander Student Paper Prize Announced

PON Staff   •  06/04/2010   •  Filed in Daily, News, Students

Congratulations to Jamison Davies (HLS ’11), the 2010 Fisher/Sander Prize Winner, for his paper “Formalizing Legal Reputation Markets.”

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 E. A. Sander, the Bussey Professor of Law, Emeritus, two founders of the … Read More 

Announcing the 2010-2011 PON Graduate Research Fellows

PON Staff   •  05/28/2010   •  Filed in Daily, Graduate Research Fellowships, PON Graduate Research Fellowships

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 

Managing Emotions Throughout the Mediation Process

PON Staff   •  04/08/2010   •  Filed in Events, Student Events, Students

The Program on Negotiation and
The Harvard Mediation Program Present:
Managing emotions can be one of the most challenging aspects of mediation. This training will teach attendees how to handle these difficult situations. The training will focus on three essential skills every mediator should have in their toolkit:

Five Core Concerns
o Participants are introduced to the Five Core … Read More 

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