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:

Negotiation as the Art of Interaction

PON Staff   •  11/28/2011   •  Filed in Events, Negotiation Skills, Student Events

“Negotiation as the Art of Interaction”
A workshop with
Professor Alisher Faizullaev
Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Tufts University

When: Friday, December 9
Time: 12:00 — 1:30 p.m.
Where: Pound Hall, Room 334, Harvard Law School Campus
Please bring your lunch. Drinks and desserts provided.

No negotiation happens without interaction between negotiators, but there are many concepts, ways and forms of organizing and executing interaction. … Read More 

PON Film Series presents “The Interrupters”

PON Staff   •  11/15/2011   •  Filed in Conflict Resolution, Negotiation and Nonviolent Action, PON Film Series, Student Events

The PON Film Series presents
 
 
“The Interrupters”
followed by a post-screening discussion with
William Ury, co-author of Getting to YES &
Gary Slutkin, Executive Director of Chicago’s Ceasefire
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School Campus
The Interrupters tells the moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their Chicago … Read More 

Militias in Northern Ireland: Guiding Combatants from Violence to Politics

PON Staff   •  11/04/2011   •  Filed in International Negotiation, Negotiation and Nonviolent Action, Student Events

PON Brown Bag Lunch Series Presents:
Militias in Northern Ireland:

Guiding Combatants from Violence to Politics
with Rev. Dr. Gary Mason

When: Friday, November 4
Time: 12:00 — 1:30 p.m.
Where: Pound Hall, Room 108 (Baker), Harvard Law School Campus
Please bring your lunch. Drinks and desserts provided.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Rev. Dr. Gary Mason has spent 24 years as a Methodist pastor in … Read More 

World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements

PON Staff   •  11/02/2011   •  Filed in Conflict Resolution, Events, Negotiation and Nonviolent Action, PON Film Series, Student Events

“World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements”
A film screening & discussion with innovative teacher John Hunter and filmmaker Chris Farina.

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Time: 7:15 PM

Location: Langdell North, Harvard Law School Campus

For over thirty years, a public school teacher in Virginia has been teaching his students the work of peace through a remarkable exercise … Read More 

Beyond diplomacy: Embedding peace and conflict transformation processes in Nepal and Lebanon

PON Staff   •  11/02/2011   •  Filed in International Negotiation, Student Events, The Kelman Seminar

“Beyond diplomacy:  Embedding peace and conflict transformation processes in Nepal and Lebanon”

 with

Jeff Seul
Chairman, Peace Appeal Foundation
and

Martin Wahlisch
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 (dhicks@wcfia.harvard.edu).

Speaker Bios
Jeff Seul, Chairman of the Peace Appeal Foundation, is a partner in … Read More 

The Art of Negotiation

PON Staff   •  10/18/2011   •  Filed in Conflict Resolution, Daily, Events, Student Events, Students

The Art of Negotiation

Moved to Pound Hall 101 on the HLS Campus
October 18, 2011
7:30 pm

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 

Boston Premiere: Acting Together on the World Stage: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict

PON Staff   •  10/14/2011   •  Filed in Events, Student Events, Students

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
Tufts University
20 Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA
 

Featuring the film screening of “Acting Together on the … Read More 

Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations: What Is Next?

PON Staff   •  10/12/2011   •  Filed in Daily, Events, International Negotiation, Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI), Student Events, Students

“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 

Film Screening of “How to Start a Revolution”

PON Staff   •  10/11/2011   •  Filed in International Negotiation, Negotiation and Nonviolent Action, PON Film Series, Student Events, Students

How to Start a Revolution
 
film screening &  discussion with
Gene Sharp

 
 
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 

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 

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