Who are the founders of PON?

By — on / Daily, Negotiation Skills

The Program on Negotiation (PON) is the world’s first teaching and research center dedicated to negotiation, and its founders are among the true pioneers in the field. On April 8, 2003, seven of these founders gathered to reflect on PON’s beginnings in the early 1980s, and on their own journeys as leaders in the field that they helped to create. This 30-minute video is an edited version of their two-hour discussion.

Looking back twenty years were:

Roger D. Fisher, Williston Professor of Law Emeritus at Harvard Law School, Director of the Harvard Negotiation Project, and the first Chair of PON’s Steering Committee;

Bruce M. Patton, Deputy Director of the Harvard Negotiation Project and a founding partner of Vantage Partners LLC;

Howard Raiffa, Frank P. Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Managerial Economics at Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government, and Director Emeritus of the Negotiation Roundtable;

Frank E. A. Sander, Bussey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and co-Director of the Dispute Resolution Program;

James K. Sebenius, Gordon Donaldson Professor of Business Administration at Havard Business School and Director of the Negotiation Roundtable;

Lawrence E. Susskind, Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at MIT, founder and President of the Consensus Building Institute, and Director of the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program; and

William L. Ury, independent consultant and Director of the Global Negotiation Project.

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