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 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 Students, Summer Fellowship Grants

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 

2014 Winner of the Raiffa Doctoral Student Paper Award

PON Staff   •  05/22/2014   •  Filed in Negotiation Skills, Students

The Program on Negotiation has awarded Eugene B. Kogan the 2014 Howard Raiffa Doctoral Student Paper Award for his paper “Coercing Allies: Why Friends Abandon Nuclear Plans.” This paper was submitted as his thesis for the Ph.D. program at Brandeis. Mr. Kogan is currently a Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow in the International Security Program at … Read More 

Announcing the 2014-2015 PON Graduate Research Fellows

PON Staff   •  03/24/2014   •  Filed in 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 

Umbrella Agreements, Consensus Building in the Arctic, and Negotiation in Social Enterprises: New Research from PON Fellows and Scholars

PON Staff   •  03/05/2014   •  Filed in Daily, Events, PON Graduate Research Fellowships, Students

Every year the Program on Negotiation sponsors fellows and visiting scholars while they research and write about topics important to the fields of negotiation and mediation. This lunch provides an opportunity for this year’s two Graduate Research Fellows, Alexandros Sarris and Sarah Woodside, and Visiting Scholar Stefanos Mouzas to share their findings with the negotiation … Read More 

Announcing the Winter 2013 Next Generation Grant Awardees

PON Staff   •  01/15/2014   •  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:

Netta Barak-Corren
Harvard Law School
Research project: “Compliance or Deviance, That is the Question: What Underlies Judgment and Choice in Normative Conflicts between Law and … Read More 

Dialogue and Mediation

PON Staff   •  11/12/2013   •  Filed in Dispute Resolution Directory, DRD Tag Pages

Dialogue and Mediation Skills (HS 240A)

Fall 2014

Thursday 2:00-4:50 pm

Instructor:

Theodore Johnson

 

This course teaches dialogue and mediation skills that are particularly designed for work in the field of intercommunal conflict. A practitioner who is skilled in such work at both local and international levels will teach this course.

Course Objectives:

The course addresses the development and current state of … Read More 

Communications for Impact

PON Staff   •  11/05/2013   •  Filed in Dispute Resolution Directory, DRD Tag Pages

Communications for Impact (HS 218F1)
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Fall 2014
Module II

Wednesday 6:00-8:50 pm

INSTRUCTOR:

James Arena DeRosa

The purpose of the this course is to study and practice the most effective way to have a dialogue.  The students from diverse backgrounds come together to discuss the best way to have a purposeful … Read More 

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