The Program on Negotiation welcomes students from all colleges and universities in the Boston area who have an interest in the field of negotiation and conflict management. We invite you to become part of the PON community! This can include coming to our many events, starting with our fall Open House, where you will meet fellow students and faculty and hear about opportunities to get involved. Other events include talks with world leaders, film showings and discussions that illuminate important aspects of conflict, and lunch and seminar talks that highlight negotiation aspects of current events.

Be sure to subscribe to our Student Interest Group email list to receive updates on events, funding and internship opportunities, and job announcements. We also include items in the SIG email that are sent to us from members of our student community.

Check out our grant and fellowship opportunities below. Our Graduate Research Fellows and grant recipients are contributing exciting new research in the field of negotiation.

PON Events

The Program on Negotiation hosts a wide variety of events throughout the academic year, including conferences, symposia, seminars, lectures, student discussions, book talks, film series events, and more.

Please visit our events page to learn more.

Funding Opportunities from PON

Graduate Research Fellowships
The PON Graduate Research Fellowship provides support for one year of dissertation research for doctoral students. Successful candidate receive a stipend of $26,000, access to PON facilities and Harvard libraries, and the opportunity to make deep connections to the PON community.

Summer Fellowships
PON offers summer fellowship grants to students doing internships or undertaking summer research projects with public, nonprofit, or academic organizations in the field of negotiation and dispute resolution. Summer fellowships for up to $3,500 are open to currently enrolled students who will be returning to school the following semester in the Boston area.

Graduate Student Grants
PON Graduate Student Grants are designed to support cutting-edge research at the graduate level in the field of negotiation and conflict resolution. Grants are awarded for specific research projects in amounts of up to $1,000.

Next Generation Grants
The PON Next Generation Grants support research in negotiation and conflict resolution by non-tenured faculty and doctoral students. Grants are awarded for specific research projects to successful applicants within PON’s inter-university consortium. Doctoral student grants are limited to $5,000. Non-tenured, tenure-track faculty grants are limited to $10,000, of which no more than $5,000 should be for personnel.

PON Semester-Length Seminars on Negotiation and Mediation

PON offers two semester-length courses each year that are open to the public: Negotiation and Dispute Resolution in the fall, and Mediation and Conflict Management in the spring. These courses typically include participants from a wide range of disciplines, professional fields, and life experiences. Please visit our PON Seminar page to learn more.

Courses at PON Consortium Schools & Other Boston Area Universities

For more information about current negotiation and conflict mediation course offerings, please visit the school’s websites:

Harvard Law School
Harvard Business School
Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Fletcher School, Tufts University
The Heller School, Brandeis University
Simmons College
UMass Boston

Check out the following programs at Harvard Law School to learn more about negotiation and mediation:

Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program
Harvard Negotiators
Harvard Mediation Program

Announcing the Spring 2013 Next Generation Grant and Graduate Student Grant Awardees

PON Staff   •  01/30/2013   •  Filed in PON Graduate Student Grants, PON Next Generation Grants

Twice yearly the Program on Negotiation runs concurrent grant programs: the Next Generation Grant and Graduate Student Grant. The Next Generation Grant program supports research in negotiation and conflict resolution by non-tenured faculty and doctoral students, and the Graduate Student Grant program encourages supports cutting-edge research at the graduate level.

We wish to announce our latest … Read More 

Thirteen Days in the Age of Nuclear Threat: Negotiation Lessons for Peaceful Coexistence

PON Staff   •  10/19/2012   •  Filed in Events, International Negotiation, Student Events

In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis,
PON is pleased to present
Thirteen Days in the Age of Nuclear Threat: Negotiation Lessons for Peaceful Coexistence
Bruce Allyn
Author and Practitioner in the field of Conflict Resolution
Alain Lempereur
Professor of Coexistence and Conflict Resolution at Brandeis University

Thursday, October 25, 2012
5:30 pm

Langdell North, Room 225
Harvard Law School campus
About … Read More 

Europe at a Crossroads: The Story of Greece and What It Reveals About Structural Problems in the Eurozone

PON Staff   •  10/04/2012   •  Filed in International Negotiation, Student Events, The Kelman Seminar

On the day before the next European Council Meeting (Oct. 18-19), George Papandreou, former prime minister of Greece, will talk about the crisis in Europe, how Greece points to deeper problems within the European Union, and why a stronger integration of member states could be a way forward. He will be in conversation with economist, … Read More 

A Common Ground Approach to Societal Conflict Resolution

PON Staff   •  10/03/2012   •  Filed in Events, International Negotiation, Student Events

The Program on Negotiation is pleased to present:
A Common Ground Approach
to Societal Conflict Resolution

John Marks
President and Founder of Search for Common Ground

Susan Collin Marks
Senior Vice President of Search for Common Ground
Monday, October 15th, 2012
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Wasserstein 2004
Harvard Law School Campus
Please bring your own lunch; soft drinks and cookies will be … Read More 

2012 Program on Negotiation Fall Open House

PON Staff   •  10/01/2012   •  Filed in Daily, Events, Student Events, Students

Interested in negotiation and conflict resolution?
Come to the Program on Negotiation Open House!
The open house will begin at 6:30pm on Wednesday, October 3rd in Milstein East B in the new Wasserstein building, on the Harvard Law School campus.
Meet students and faculty interested in Alternative Dispute Resolution and learn how to get involved. Students from the … Read More 

Negotiations and Change Management

PON Staff   •  07/25/2012   •  Filed in DRD Tag Pages

Negotiations and Change Management (MGMT 320)

FALL 2013


Bettina Betters-Reed
Patricia Deyton

Teaches interrelated concepts in negotiation, conflict, and change that are key to working effectively in teams, organizations, and partnerships, as well as advancing one’s own career. Explores everyday negotiation challenges confronting women in the workplace. Uses case analyses, role-play, videotaped negotiation sessions, and other experiential activities … Read More 

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