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.

Spring 2023 Fellowship Programs
PON Graduate Research Fellowship – applications due February 9, 2023
PON Summer Fellowship – applications due March 9, 2023

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:

Kelman Seminar: The War in Ukraine: Causes and Economic Consequences

Diane Long   •  10/24/2022   •  Filed in Events, Opportunities for Students, student, The Kelman Seminar

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:

The War in Ukraine: Causes and Economic Consequences

A virtual talk with:

Alexandra Vacroux
Executive Director
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
Harvard University

 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, ET (US and Canada)
Free and open to the public.
Zoom registration link:
https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yw1nQPUdT6OzUlNq1OHehg
This session will be recorded. Pending approval, … Learn More About This Program 

PON Live! When Gender Matters in Negotiation

Diane Long   •  10/14/2022   •  Filed in Events, Opportunities for Students, student

Hannah Riley Bowles

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present:

PON Live!
When Gender Matters in Negotiation

A virtual discussion with:

Hannah Riley Bowles
Roy E. Larsen Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management
Co-director, Women and Public Policy Program and Center for Public Leadership
Harvard Kennedy School
 
Thursday, November 3, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (US and Canada)
Free and … Read PON Live! When Gender Matters in Negotiation 

Kelman Seminar: The Frightening Spread of Authoritarian Populism in Latin America

Diane Long   •  10/05/2022   •  Filed in Events, Opportunities for Students, student, The Kelman Seminar

Jorge H. Zalles

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:

The Frightening Spread of Authoritarian Populism in Latin America

A virtual talk with:

Jorje H. Zalles
Professor and Department Chair emeritus
of Conflict Resolution and Leadership Studies
Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador
 
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, ET (US and Canada)
 
Zoom registration link:
https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zse9V5T4SUW5ReJfhWN_EQ

Free and open to … Learn More About This Program 

PON Live! Book Talk: Understanding Others through Negotiation: A Guide for Students by Students

Diane Long   •  10/03/2022   •  Filed in Events, Opportunities for Students

Understanding Others Through Negotiation Book Cover

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and the
Harvard International Negotiation Program are pleased to present:

PON Live! Book Talk
Understanding Others through Negotiation:
A Guide for Students by Students

A panel discussion with the authors.

Moderator: Daniel Shapiro, Ph.D.
Founder and Director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program
Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital
Affiliate Faculty, Program on Negotiation … Learn More About This Program 

New Findings in the Field of Negotiation: Timothy McDonald and Jungwoo Chun

Diane Long   •  09/28/2022   •  Filed in Events, Graduate Research Fellowships, PON Graduate Research Fellowships

Integrative Negotiations, Value Creation, and Creativity at the Bargaining Table

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present:

PON Live!
New Findings in the Field of Negotiation:
Research from the PON Graduate Research Fellows
A virtual talk with:

Timothy McDonald
Visiting Researcher, PON
Graduate Fellow, Pardee RAND Graduate School
and

Jungwoo Chun
Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer
Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Climate and Sustainability Consortium
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
12:00 … Learn More About This Program 

A Tribute to Herbert C. Kelman

Diane Long   •  08/30/2022   •  Filed in Events, Opportunities for Students, student, The Kelman Seminar

Herbert C. Kelman

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:

A Tribute to Herbert C. Kelman

18 March 1927 – 1 March 2022
Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics emeritus, Harvard University
Director of the Program on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (1993-2003)

A virtual talk with guest speakers:

Jeffrey Seul
Lecturer on … Read A Tribute to Herbert C. Kelman 

PON Live! Musk – Twitter: A Case Study of the Merger Agreement

Diane Long   •  08/25/2022   •  Filed in Events, Opportunities for Students, student

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present:

PON Live!
Musk – Twitter:
A Case Study of the Merger Agreement
;
A virtual discussion with:

Guhan Subramanian
Chair, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School
Joseph H. Flom Professor of Law and Business, Harvard Law School
H. Douglas Weaver Professor of Business Law, Harvard Business School
Thursday, September 15, 2022
12:00 pm – … Learn More About This Program 

Announcing the 2022-2023 PON Graduate Research Fellows

Diane Long   •  05/13/2022   •  Filed in Graduate Research Fellowships, Opportunities for Students, PON Graduate Research Fellowships

The Program on Negotiation’s 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 PON’s goal of fostering the development of the next generation of scholars, this fellowship provides support for one year of dissertation … Learn More About This Program 

Bringing theory to practice and practice to theory: A story of a mediation program in North Central Nigeria

Diane Long   •  05/06/2022   •  Filed in Events, Opportunities for Students, student, The Kelman Seminar

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:

Bringing theory to practice and practice to theory:
A story of a mediation program in North Central Nigeria

A virtual talk with:

Dr. Rebecca Wolfe
Senior Lecturer and Executive Director of International Policy & Development
Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
Friday, May 20, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 … Learn More About This Program 

Announcing the 2022 PON Summer Fellows

Diane Long   •  04/06/2022   •  Filed in Opportunities for Students, Summer Fellowship Grants

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During the summer months, PON sponsors grants for select students at Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University and other Boston-area schools who undertake internships or summer research projects in negotiation and dispute resolution in partnership with public, nonprofit or academic organizations. The Summer Fellowship Program’s emphasis is on advancing the links between scholarship and practice in … Read Announcing the 2022 PON Summer Fellows 

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