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:

Negotiating Women’s Roles in Complex International Environments

PON Staff   •  09/16/2013   •  Filed in Events, Student Events, The Kelman Seminar

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution is pleased to present:
 
“Negotiating Women’s Roles in Complex International Environments”
with

Fouzia Saeed

Human rights activist and educator in Pakistan

and

Beena Sarwar
Pakistani journalist and filmmaker
 
September 30, 2013
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Bowie Vernon Room (K-262)
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
About the Speakers:

Fouzia Saeed earned her PhD in … Read More 

Announcing the 2013 PON Summer Fellows

PON Staff   •  06/14/2013   •  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 … Read More 

2013 Winner of the Raiffa Doctoral Student Paper Award

PON Staff   •  05/20/2013   •  Filed in Negotiation Skills, Students

The Program on Negotiation has awarded Netta Barak-Corren the 2013 Howard Raiffa Doctoral Student Paper Award for her paper, co-written with Edy Glozman and Ilan Yaniv, “False Negotiations: The Art & Science of Not Reaching an Agreement.” Ms. Barak-Corren is an LLM candidate at Harvard Law School.

 

 

About the Award:
The annual prize of $1000 is awarded … Read More 

Announcing the 2013-2014 PON Graduate Research Fellows

PON Staff   •  05/13/2013   •  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 

The Clash of Values in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings

PON Staff   •  04/23/2013   •  Filed in Events, Student Events, The Kelman Seminar

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution is pleased to present:
 
“The Clash of Values in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings”
with

Souad Mekhennet
Reporter for the New York Times, Der Spiegel, and ZDF (German Television),
2013 Nieman Fellow
and

Denis Sullivan
Professor of Political Science and Director of the Middle East Center for Peace, Culture, and Development, … Read More 

Next Generation Grant Recipient Spotlight: Elizabeth McClintock

PON Staff   •  04/09/2013   •  Filed in PON Next Generation Grants

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. Recently Elizabeth McClintock, a Ph.D. candidate at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, was awarded a Next Generation Grant.

Ms. McClintock applied for the grant in support … Read More 

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 

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