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 deadlines.
PON Graduate Student Grants – Thursday, November 4, 2022
PON Next Generation Grants – Thursday, November 18, 2021
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:
International Organization (GOVT E-1750)
HARVARD EXTENSION SCHOOL
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Can states work out cooperative solutions to problems of human injustice and environmental degradation? What is the record of the United Nations in conflict management? What has been the impact of World Bank programs on the alleviation of poverty? Why are the International … Read More
Communicating and Negotiating in a Global Context (CSS-525))
Instructor: Marya Dantzer
To communicate effectively in global or multicultural business settings, managers or negotiators must interpret not only words but also worldviews. Students in this course learn to recognize the important, yet often implicit, assumptions that govern business dealings in a variety of countries and cultures. … Read More
Processes of International Negotiation (DHP D 220)
FLETCHER SCHOOL OF LAW AND DIPLOMACY
Eileen Babbitt (Sec. A)
Diana Chigas (Sec. B)
Nadim Rouhana (Sec. C)
Jeswald Salacuse (Sec. D)
This course explores the processes, rather than specific substantive issues, of international negotiation. Using exercises and simulations, it examines the nature of conflict in the international arena; the … Read More
Politics and Processes of Reconciliation: Transitional Justice and Multicultural Citizenships (DHP D229)
[Description not yet available] (Tuesday 5:30-7:30 p.m.)
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International Treaty Behavior: A Perspective on Globalization (ILO L209)
Antonia Handler Chayes
This seminar examines treaty behavior over a broad spectrum of subject areas—including security, environment, trade and human rights. Approaches to international agreements affect economic, security and foreign policy in this interdependent world. The seminar examines IL and IR theories of … Read More
International Relations: Theory and Practice (DHP P 200)
FLETCHER SCHOOL OF LAW AND DIPLOMACY
Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr.
Traditional, behavioral, and post-behavioral theories of international relations, and the nature of theory in international relations; the role of normative theory; levels of analysis, structure-agent relationships, and concepts of foreign policy behavior and decision making; utopian/neo-liberal and … Read More
International Environmental Negotiations
FLETCHER SCHOOL OF LAW AND DIPLOMACY (DHP P231)
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (DUSP 11.364)
This course provides students with a broad overview of the international information and communication field, using an interdisciplinary approach. It will provide students with an overview of the elements of international communication, their governance, their relationship to governments, and some … Read More
Humanitarian Action in Complex Emergencies (DHP D230)
FLETCHER SCHOOL OF LAW AND DIPLOMACY
This course examines the evolution of the humanitarian action in relation to changes in the operating environment and changes in the international system. This multi-disciplinary course will cover a broad range of subjects, and addresses a number of topics:
• A historical perspective … Read More
Gender, Culture, and Conflict in Humanitarian Complex Emergencies (DHP D232)
Friedman School of Nutrition
This course examines situations of armed conflict and complex emergencies and the international and national humanitarian, human rights and military responses to these situations from a gender perspective and highlights the policy and program implications that this perspective presents. Topics … Read More
Evaluation of Peacebuilding (DHP 228m)
For the past five years, evaluation has been a hot topic for the international peacebuilding world, and temperature continues to rise. The focus on evaluation has the potential to make or break this field. High quality, professional evaluation integrated into programming could provide the evidence of change … Read More
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