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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

What Relevance for ADR in situations of Domestic Violence? Part 2: The design and challenges of Bhutan’s Consensus Building Initiative for certain types of domestic violence

This is the sixth installment of a blog series called From the Field. In this series we spotlight stories and insights from former students, friends, and colleagues who are working in the field of dispute resolution. This post is Part II of a two-part post by Stephan Sonnenberg ’06. You can read Part I here.  … More

Monday, November 5, 2018

What Relevance for ADR in situations of Domestic Violence?

This is the sixth installment of a blog series called From the Field. In this series we spotlight stories and insights from former students, friends, and colleagues who are working in the field of dispute resolution. This post is Part I of a two-part post by Stephan Sonnenberg ’06.   Domestic violence, as we are all… More

Monday, April 30, 2018

Principled Negotiations and Complex Peace Processes: Reflections on connecting theory to practice—Part II

In the first installment of our reflection on the pedagogy of principled negotiation, we began our consideration of the practicalities of applying theories of interest-based negotiation to peacebuilding.

We turn now to the concept of negotiation process. … More

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Principled Negotiations and Complex Peace Processes: Reflections on Connecting Theory to Practice: Part I

This is the fourth installment of a blog series called From the Field. In this series we spotlight stories and insights from former students, friends, and colleagues who are working in the field of dispute resolution.   by Lisa Dicker ’17 and C. Danae Paterson ’16 “These methods may be fine in the classroom and… More

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Applying Negotiation Skills in the Foreign Service

This is the third blog is a new series called “From the Field”. In this series we spotlight stories and insights from former students, friends, and colleagues who are working in the field of dispute resolution.   by Matilda Jansen Brolin LLM ’16 A year after graduating from Harvard Law School (HLS) with an LL.M… More

Monday, November 6, 2017

On Applying Models of Negotiation to Real Life Challenges

At the end of the day, a negotiation is simply a conversation where one person tries to persuade the other to do something. What we want as practitioners is to optimize those conversations for both parties by providing best practices that are grounded in sound theory but flexible enough to be applied to new challenges.… More

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

About Political Dialogue in a Confrontational Culture

This blog is the first in a new series called “From the Field”. In this series we spotlight stories and insights from former students, friends, and colleagues who are working in the field of dispute resolution.   By Oriol Valentí i Vidal ‘17   Last week, images of the Spanish police brutally cracking down on voters… More

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

From the Field

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing/and right doing there is a field./I’ll meet you there.” ~Jalal al-Din Rumi   Here at the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program we teach and hone the skills of listening well, thinking creatively, and looking at disputes through the lens of the whole system. We examine—through pedagogy and field experience—the… More