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:

Announcing the 2016-2017 PON Graduate Research Fellows

PON Staff   •  04/26/2016   •  Filed in Daily, Graduate Research Fellowships, PON Graduate Research Fellowships, Students

 
 

The Program on Negotiation 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 program provides support for one year of dissertation … Read More 

New Findings in the Field of Negotiation: Yookyoung Kim and Elizabeth Wiley

PON Staff   •  03/01/2016   •  Filed in Events, PON Graduate Research Fellowships

negotiation research body language in the negotiation process and mind reading

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

New Findings in the Field of Negotiation:
Research from the PON Graduate Research Fellows
with

Yookyoung Kim
PhD Candidate, Management and Organization
University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
and

Elizabeth Wiley
PhD Candidate, Management
Columbia Business School
 
Friday, April 15, 2016
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Hauser Hall 105, Jackson Meeting Room
Harvard Law School
Free and open … Read More 

New Findings in the Field of Negotiation: Michael Baskin and Netta Barak-Corren

PON Staff   •  02/16/2016   •  Filed in Events, 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:

New Findings in the Field of Negotiation:
Research from the PON Graduate Research Fellows
with

Netta Barak-Corren
S.J.D Candidate, Harvard Law School
and

Michael Baskin
PhD Candidate in International Affairs, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University
 
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Hauser Hall 101, Borenstein Meeting Room
Harvard Law School
Free … Read More 

2015 Program on Negotiation Open House

PON Staff   •  08/27/2015   •  Filed in Events, Student Events, Students

Great negotiators are made, not born.
Want to know how? Come to the Program on Negotiation Open House!
Find out how you can get involved and get informed, and become a great negotiator, conflict resolver, or mediator yourself. Meet PON faculty, and other interested students from Harvard, MIT, Tufts, and the greater Boston area.
Monday, September 21
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Milstein … Read More 

Announcing the 2015 Winners of the PON Paper Prizes

PON Staff   •  06/02/2015   •  Filed in Daily, Students

The Program on Negotiation has awarded Bruno Verdini the 2015 Howard Raiffa Doctoral Student Paper Award for his paper “Charting New Territories Together: Laying the Foundations for Mutual Gains in United States – Mexico Water and Energy Negotiations.” This paper was submitted as his dissertation for the Ph.D. program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Emily Cole Groden … Read More 

Announcing the 2015 PON Summer Fellows

PON Staff   •  05/21/2015   •  Filed in Daily, PON Summer Fellowships, Students

About the PON Summer Fellowship Program:
PON offers fellowship grants to students at Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University and other Boston-area schools who are doing internships or undertaking summer research projects in negotiation and dispute resolution in partnership with public, non-profit or academic organizations. The Summer Fellowship Program’s emphasis is on advancing the links between scholarship … Read More 

Announcing the 2015-2016 PON Graduate Research Fellows

PON Staff   •  05/05/2015   •  Filed in Daily, Graduate Research Fellowships, PON Graduate Research Fellowships, Students

The Program on Negotiation 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 the PON goal of fostering the development of the next generation of scholars, this program provides support for one year of … Read More 

2014 Program on Negotiation Fall Open House

PON Staff   •  08/28/2014   •  Filed in Events, Student Events, Students

Interested in the fields of negotiation, conflict resolution, or mediation?

Come to the Program on Negotiation Open House!
Come network with faculty from PON’s consortium of local schools, socialize with students from around Harvard and greater Boston, and learn about all the opportunities and events offered by PON.
 
Monday, October 6th
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Milstein East C, Wasserstein Hall
Harvard … Read More 

Announcing the Summer 2014 Next Generation Grant Awardees

PON Staff   •  07/30/2014   •  Filed in PON Next Generation Grants, Students

Twice yearly the Program on Negotiation runs the Next Generation Grant program, which supports research in negotiation and conflict resolution by non-tenured faculty and doctoral students.

We wish to announce our latest grant awardees:

 

Syon Bhanot and Chaning Jang
Harvard University (Bhanot) and University of Hawai’i at Manoa (Jang)
Research project: “Welfare and Workfare: A Field Experiment on Motivation, Effort, Happiness … Read More 

Announcing the 2014 PON Summer Fellows

PON Staff   •  05/27/2014   •  Filed in PON Summer Fellowships, Students

About the PON Summer Fellowship Program:
PON offers fellowship grants to students at Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University and other Boston-area schools who are doing internships or undertaking summer research projects in negotiation and dispute resolution in partnership with public, non-profit or academic organizations. The Summer Fellowship Program’s emphasis is on advancing the links between scholarship … Read More 

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