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.
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 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.
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:
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:
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 Skills (HS 240A)
Thursday 2:00-4:50 pm
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.
The course addresses the development and current state of … Read More
Communications for Impact (HS 218F1)
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University
Wednesday 6:00-8:50 pm
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
Global Political Communication (CC221)
Provides students with a critical understanding of the role of communication in national politics in non-Western contexts as well as the increasingly important role of mediated communication in contemporary international relations and public diplomacy. … Read More
Intercultural Communication (CC203)
Cathryn Cushner Edelstein
Analyzes readings in intercultural communication focusing on verbal and nonverbal customs of various cultures as information from both cultural and language perspectives. Each semester focuses on specific topics or cultures. Background in other cultures is helpful but not essential
… Read More
Responsible Leadership (HS 272A)
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University
Friday 9:00-11:50 am
This course examines whether leadership is good news or bad news, leading or misleading. It is more than just good intentions, charisma, a personal gift, or features of a person. It is about impact, serving justice, positive values and … Read More
Responsible Negotiations (HS 244a)
Heller School at Brandeis
This course aims at deepening the analytical and operational capacity of participants to promote responsible negotiating in complex contexts of deal-making and conflict resolution. Responsibility in negotiation is actionable through three pillars: people caring at the table, behind and beyond the table, problem-solving through a search for … Read More
The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution is pleased to present:
“Negotiating Women’s Roles in Complex International Environments”
Human rights activist and educator in Pakistan
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
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
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
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