New Findings in the Field of Negotiation: Elizabeth Good, Alexandra McAuliff, Katri Nousiainen

Event Date: Friday May 26, 2023
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present:

PON Live!

New Findings in the Field of Negotiation:
Research from the PON Graduate Research Fellows

Virtual talks with:
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Friday, May 26, 2023
12:00 – 1:30 PM

Free and open to the public

The session will be recorded. Pending approval, we will post the recording on this page after the session.

About the Talks:

Each year, the Program on Negotiation welcomes a group of outstanding doctoral students as PON Graduate Research Fellows. Our Fellows spend a year at PON researching and writing about current topics in the fields of negotiation and mediation, with the goal of publishing their work after their time at PON. Fellows go on to successful careers in academia, the legal and corporate worlds, as well as the public sector.

This session provides an opportunity for three of our Graduate Research Fellows to share and discuss their research findings with the negotiation community.

Elizabeth Good will present her research “The Room Where it Happens: Women’s Representation in Comprehensive Peace Negotiations.”

Alexandra McAuliff will present her research “The Troubles with Inclusion: Gendered Hierarchies of Peace Negotiations.”

Katri Nousiainen will present her research “Measuring the Impact and Value of Legal Design in Commercial Contracting in a Law and Economics Framework.”

About the Speakers:

Elizabeth Good is a SSHRC Doctoral Fellow, and Ph.D. Candidate at Northwestern University. Her dissertation uses mixed-methodology to explore women’s representation in peace processes. Good studies the influence of gendered power dynamics on women’s involvement in peace negotiations and the inclusion of provisions for women in final agreements. Good has worked for various Non-Governmental and International Organizations, including the United Nations Development Programme in Kosovo as a Gender Specialist. She holds an M.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in International Relations and Geography from the University of British Columbia.

Alexandra McAuliff is a doctoral candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where her work focuses on gender, negotiations, and peacebuilding. She is particularly interested in the gendered power hierarchies that inform peace negotiations. In her dissertation work, she questions the foundational assumptions of negotiations, with specific attention to the ways militarized and masculinized power shapes the people and issues deemed conflict-related. In addition to her dissertation research, McAuliff is part of a cross-university research team working on questions related to migration, foreign policy, and diplomacy. At Fletcher, she serves as a Teaching Fellow and runs the Civil Resistance Fellowship. Prior to pursuing her doctoral degree, she worked as a dialogue facilitator with a small peacebuilding group in Northern Ireland, as well as at Seeds of Peace, a youth-focused leadership organization. McAuliff holds an M.A. from The Fletcher School, and a B.A. from Colby College. While pursuing her master’s degree, she worked with the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice’s Women PeaceMakers Program.

Katri Nousiainen is a lawyer and a professional in legal education. She has authored articles, book chapters and podcast episodes on Commercial Contracts and Legal Design as well as on Law & Technology, especially related to Quantum Technologies. Nousiainen’s work supports and assists companies and other operators in improving the quality and efficiency of their legal processes, products, and services within the tools and methods of law & tech, innovation, and legal design. Nousiainen is conducting empirical research on the impact and value of legal design and ethics in commercial contracts using the lens of law and economics. She is interested in scientifically measuring the impact and value of legal design, and to find, for example, metrics to assess efficiency and quality in legal products, services, and processes. Her research is being conducted at Harvard University, the Hanken School of Economics (Finland) and the University of Cambridge Law (the UK). Before joining Harvard, she was affiliated with the University California Berkeley Law (the USA), Center for Law and Technology (BCLT) and with the Aix-Marseille School of Economics (France). Nousiainen holds a European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) LL.M (Erasmus University Rotterdam), a Master Universitario di primo livello (University of Bologna), a Master d’Analyse Economique du Droit et des Institutions (Université Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille III), and a B.A. in Law (International University Audentes, TUT, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven).

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