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.
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 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.
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:
“Beyond diplomacy: Embedding peace and conflict transformation processes in Nepal and Lebanon”
Chairman, Peace Appeal Foundation
International Lawyer and Researcher, Common Space Initiative (Beirut)
Date: November 8, 2011
Time: 4:00-6:00 PM
Where: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
1737 Cambridge Street, Room K-354, Cambridge MA
Contact Chair: Donna Hicks (email@example.com).
Jeff Seul, Chairman of the Peace Appeal Foundation, is a partner in … Read More
The Art of Negotiation
Moved to Pound Hall 101 on the HLS Campus
October 18, 2011
Free and open to the public
Please join world-renowned artist Romero Britto as he unveils a series of paintings produced in collaboration with Professor Daniel Shapiro and Harvard College students. Each painting illustrates a key aspect to address the emotional dimension of … Read More
The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
cordially invites you to the Boston Premiere of the documentary film:
Acting Together on the World Stage:
Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict
October 23, 2011
6:30pm – Reception; 7:00pm – Program Begins
Distler Performance Hall, Granoff Music Center
20 Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA
Featuring the film screening of “Acting Together on the … Read More
“From Madrid to New York, from bilateral to unilateral: 20 years of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations – what is next?”
Date: October 13, 2011
Time: 12:15 PM
Where: Pound Hall #200 (Corcoran Classroom), Harvard Law School Campus
Brown Bag Lunch (dessert and drinks will be provided)
Click here for a campus map.
About the Speaker
Academic, writer, practitioner and veteran negotiator, Dr. Ron … Read More
How to Start a Revolution
film screening & discussion with
Date: October 11, 2011
Time: 7:15 PM
Where: Langdell North, Harvard Law School Campus
This new documentary film vividly shows how the world’s leading expert on nonviolent revolution, Gene Sharp, has helped millions of people achieve freedom in the face of oppression and tyranny.
Following the film, Susan Hackley, Managing … Read More
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
The application deadline for the 2021-2022 academic year is Tuesday, February 9, 2021.
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
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
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
Watch the video of the PON Brown Bag Lunch:
The Dynamics of Nonviolent Power:
Egypt, Tunisia and beyond
Senior Advisor at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC)
Recorded: April 20, 2011
Click here to watch the video:
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
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