Opportunities for 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.

Fall Grant Programs:
Next Generation Grant Applications due Nov. 16

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.

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.

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.

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:

Introductory Theory

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Introductory Theory (ConRes 623)
McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies

FALL 2013

Instructors:
TBD

This course examines the theories and assumptions underpinning the practice of negotiation and mediation. It identifies the major schools of thought that influence models in practice and shape research agendas. It examines theories critically, with three aims-uncovering implicit assumptions of practice, testing those assumptions against empirical … Read Introductory Theory 

Negotiation

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Negotiation (ConRes 621)
McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies

FALL 2013

Instructor:
David Matz
617-287-7489
www.disres.umb.edu

Negotiation is the bedrock skill in this field. The course addresses the development of negotiation techniques and fosters student knowledge of the substantial body of negotiation theory that is now available. (Wednesday 5:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m.) … Read Negotiation 

Conflict Management: Strategies, Tactics, and Behavior

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Conflict Management: Strategies, Tactics, and Behavior (MMG747)
CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

FALL 2013

Instructor:
Martha Belden

This course explores different conflict management styles and situational considerations available to the individual that impact negotiations. It introduces theories and strategies that characterize the competitive bargaining styles and evaluates the consequences of using each. The course also explores planning, communication, perception, … Learn More About This Program 

Mediation in the Workplace

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Mediation in the Workplace (MMG 758)
CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

SUMMER

Instructor:
Moshe Cohen
800-877-4723 X0163

Workplace mediation supplements or replaces institutional conflict resolution processes in order to increase job satisfaction, boost productivity, reduce employee turnover and decrease the chance of legal action. The course is designed to give the students the theory and skills necessary to begin to … Read Mediation in the Workplace 

The Manager as Negotiator

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The Manager as Negotiator (MMG746)
CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

FALL 2013

Instructors:
Martha Belden

Effective managers must be able to deal successfully with limitedresources, divergent interests of people, and organizational conflict.This course improves skills in negotiation and joint decision-making that students can apply immediately. Emphasis is on integrative bargaining and problem-solving. Students learn the theory and tactics for … Read The Manager as Negotiator 

Seminar: Managing Ethnic Conflict

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Seminar: Managing Ethnic Conflict (Pol 127B1)
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY PEACE, CONFLICT, and COEXISTENCE STUDIES

Not currently offered

Instructor:
Steven L. Burg

A comparative study of the sources and character of interethnic conflict, with emphasis on the processes by which groups become politicized, and the stragies and techniques for managing conflict in a democratic systems. … Read Seminar: Managing Ethnic Conflict 

Advanced Workshop in Multi-Party Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

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Advanced Workshop in Multi-Party Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (MLD 230)
KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT

WINTER 2013
Instructor:
Brian Mandell
617-495-9123

This intensive skill-building workshop on multiparty negotiation and conflict resolution (NCR) aims to help participants manage complex multi-stakeholder negotiations; mediate public disputes; design consensus-building procedures; examine cross-cultural differences and ethical dilemmas; and sustain cooperative relationships. The emphasis is on the NCR … Learn More About This Program 

Culture, Negotiation, and Responding to Conflict

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Culture, Negotiation, and Responding to Conflict
LESLEY UNIVERSITY (GINTC 6004)

FALL 2013

Instructor:
Jay E. Jones
Intercultural Relations Program
617-349-8367

Explores the concepts and develops the skills of negotiation and mediation central to the effective resolution of situation-specific intercultural conflict. (Thursday 4:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.) … Read Culture, Negotiation, and Responding to Conflict 

Coexistence: The Arts of Building Peace

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Coexistence: The Arts of Building Peace
BRANDEIS PEACE, CONFLICT, AND COEXISTENCE STUDIES

Spring 2015

Tuesday 2:00-4:50 pm

Instructor:
Cynthia Cohen
781-736-2133

How can music, theatre, poetry, literature, and visual arts contribute to community development, coexistence, and non-violent social change? In the aftermath of violence, how can artists help communities reconcile? Students explore these questions through interviews, case studies, and projects. (Fall: Tuesday … Read Coexistence: The Arts of Building Peace 

Managing Diversity

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Managing Diversity
BOSTON COLLEGE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT (MB 137)

Not currently offered
Instructor:
Judith Clair
Organizational Studies Department
Fulton 433
617-552-0451

This course explores the topic of multicultural diversity and differences in organizations. The course will provide students with opportunities to expand their knowledge about diversity within the context of organizations. It will also provide them with opportunities to learn about how … Read Managing Diversity 

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