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.

Our fall Open House provides a great way to engage with like-minded students and faculty and explore the program’s diverse offerings. Join us for our next Open House, September 19, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., in Milstein West A, Wasserstein Hall.

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 $26,000 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:

PON Open House

PON Staff   •  09/19/2006   •  Filed in Events, Student Events, Students

Are you interested in negotiation
and conflict resolution?
Meet other Boston-area faculty, individuals and students interested in Alternative Dispute Resolution at PON’s annual Open House! Free food and drinks, and information about ways for students to get involved. Brief presentations at 8:10 pm.
The negotiation social event of the year!
For more info, contact Sarah Woodside at swoodside@law.harvard.edu or … Read More 

Women, Negotiation and Leadership

PON Staff   •  04/19/2006   •  Filed in Events, Student Events, Students

Join the Program on Negotiation and Deborah Kolb for a workshop on highly effective and strategic negotiation moves that women can use to get what they need to be successful in any leadership role.

Deborah Kolb is the Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Chair for Women and Leadership at the Simmons School of Management, co-director of PON’s Program … Read More 

Student Interest Group Fall Mixer

PON Staff   •  11/03/2003   •  Filed in Events, Student Events, Students

Come meet other students who share your interests and learn how to get involved with the Program on Negotiation (an interuniversity consortium of Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Simmons, and other Boston-area schools).

Discussion groups will be formed and we will discuss training and career opportunities for the coming year.

Can’t make it to the mixer, but still want … Read More 

PON Open House and North Korea Discussion

PON Staff   •  09/15/2003   •  Filed in Events, Student Events, Students, Webcasts

PON Open House Special Presentation: Crisis In North Korea – Is It Negotiable?
RealPlayer Recommended (download here)

The Program on Negotiation’s 2003 Open House introduced over 100 interested faculty, students, and community members to the work of PON through a substantive talk on nuclear proliferation and North Korea. In the presentation Crisis in North Korea: Is it … Read More 

Raiffa Receives Honorary Degree From Harvard University

PON Staff   •  06/07/2002   •  Filed in News, Students

Howard Raiffa, Director Emeritus of the Program on Negotiation’s Negotiation Roundtable received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at Harvard University’s 2002 Commencement Excercises. Raiffa is Harvard University’s Frank P. Ramsey Professor of Managerial Economics Emeritus, and a pioneer in the field of decision analysis. A mathematician by training, Raiffa is an originator of … Read More 

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