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:

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
with

John Marks
President and Founder of Search for Common Ground
and

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)

SIMMONS COLLEGE
FALL 2013

Instructors:

Bettina Betters-Reed
617-521-2398
Patricia Deyton
617-521-3876

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 

Announcing the 2012 PON Summer Fellows

PON Staff   •  06/25/2012   •  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 … Read More 

Announcing the 2012-2013 PON Graduate Research Fellows

PON Staff   •  06/25/2012   •  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 

Yemeni Activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman to speak at Harvard

PON Staff   •  06/07/2012   •  Filed in Conflict Resolution, Events, Middle East Negotiation Initiative (MENI), Student Events, Students

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, in partnership with The Center for Public Leadership and the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School

invites the public to an address by

Tawakkol Karman
Nobel Peace Prize Co-recipient, 2011
Yemeni Political Activist and Journalist

When: Thursday, June 7, 2012

Time: 6 p.m.

Where: Institute of Politics Forum, Harvard Kennedy School
Free and open … Read More 

Power and Negotiation

PON Staff   •  05/10/2012   •  Filed in DRD Tag Pages

Power and Negotiation

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (15.665)

FALL 2013

Instructor:
Jared Curhan
Provides understanding of the theory and processes of negotiation as practiced in a variety of settings. Designed for relevance to the broad spectrum of bargaining problems faced by the manager and professional. Allows students an opportunity to develop negotiation skills experientially and to understand negotiation in useful … Read More 

Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Workshop

PON Staff   •  05/10/2012   •  Filed in DRD Tag Pages

Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Workshop
HARVARD LAW SCHOOL

FALL 2013

Instructor:
Robert Bordone

Student projects in the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) work on advanced client matters related to negotiation, mediation, and conflict management. For example, students may assist an organization in conducting a conflict assessment, designing a dispute resolution system, assessing an ongoing set of dispute management … Read More 

Great Negotiators

PON Staff   •  05/10/2012   •  Filed in DRD Tag Pages

Great Negotiators

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL (2215)

WINTER 2014, 1.5 credit course

Instructor:
James K. Sebenius
(617) 495-9334

Course Objectives:
What can be learned from closely studying great negotiators at work? Since 2001, the Program on Negotiation-an active inter-university consortium comprised faculty from across Harvard, MIT, and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts–has annually bestowed the “Great Negotiator Award.” Over their … Read More 

Deals

Polly Hamlen   •  05/10/2012   •  Filed in DRD Tag Pages

Deals

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL (2267)

WINTER 2014

Instructor:
Kevin P. Mohan

This advanced negotiation course includes both negotiation simulations and analysis of actual corporate deals. In the first part of the course, students will participate in complex negotiation simulations and debrief their results in class. In the second part of the course, student teams will research and analyze real world … Read More 

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