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.
Upcoming application deadline.
PON Next Generation Grants – May 12, 2022
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:
Negotiation and Conflict Management (GSM 470)
Simmons College Graduate School of Management
While negotiation has traditionally been associated with dealings over resources, it is now clear that the skills are more broadly applicable to getting work done in teams, in complex organizations, and in partnerships and alliances. Like more traditional negotiation courses, this gives students … Read More
Negotiation (MCM 424)
Edward T. Vieira, Jr.
This course emphasizes negotiation skills within organizations and with customers, clients, and stakeholders across organizations. It provides a structured means to analyze negotiation and a set of tools to improve negotiation skills. … Read More
Negotiation and Organizational Conflict Resolution
HARVARD UNIVERSITY EXTENSION SCHOOL (MGMT E-4225)
Vivek Inder Marya
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the concept of negotiation and organizational conflict resolution. Starting with a discussion of the meaning of negotiation, it includes a discussion of different types of negotiation strategies and emphasizes the significance of an integrative, collaborative, win-win … Read More
OFFERED JANUARY SESSION WINTER 2013
MGMT E-4220 Negotiation Skills: Strategies for Increased Effectiveness (23328)
Instructor: Diana Buttu, MBA, Research Fellow in the Middle East Initiative, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Eleanor Roosevelt Fellow, Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School
This course is designed for students who wish to manage negotiations … Read More
Managing, Organizing & Motivating for Value (1816)
HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL
This course is about how to become a better value creator. Managers and negotiators create value by influencing (e.g. persuasion skills) and motivating (e.g. incentive systems) the behavior and decisions of others. This course provides a powerful framework (and set of practical … Read More
HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL
Intensive Course Instructor:
Career Focus & Educational Objectives
Managerial success requires the ability to negotiate. Whether you are forging an agreement with your suppliers, trying to ink a deal with potential customers, raising money from investors, managing a conflict inside your … Read More
WINTER Half course (not offered 2013)
This half-course is designed for those students who expect to analyze and participate in challenging business, financial, and international negotiations, sometimes with a public-private aspect. It builds on the “3D negotiation” framework developed in the required first-year course, and develops significantly more advanced negotiation concepts and … Read More
BOSTON UNIVERSITY (GSM OB 853)
Monday and Wednesday 9:30-11:00am
Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-11:00am
Tuesday and Thursday:12:30-3:30pm
Intensive Course meets 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/12, and 1/13
Department of Organizational Behavior
This course uses the theory and research on effective negotiating strategies to build students’ understanding of, and skills for, managing differences and negotiation situations. The … Read More
BOSTON COLLEGE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT (MB12301)
Not currently offered
Organization Studies Dept.
Negotiating is a key process in leadership, conflict resolution, and change management at every level of internal and external management. The purpose of the course is to improve students’ abilities to analyze, prepare for, and practice win-lose, win-win, dialogic, and third party negotiating … Read More
Negotiations (MOB 3580, undergraduate; MOB 7511, graduate)
Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
Section 1, Tuesday 9:45am-1:05pm
Section 2, Thursday 9:45am-1:05pm
Section 1, Monday 1:30-4:00pm
Elaine M. Landry (Undergraduate Fall, Section 1 & 2)
Sarah Woodside (Graduate Fall)
Melissa Manwarning (Graduate Spring)
Babson College Management Division
Undergraduate Course Description:
This course explores the many ways that individuals think about and practice conflict … Read More
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