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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Covid-19 and Conflicts: The Health of Peace Processes During a Pandemic

HNMCP alum Lisa Dicker ’17 and HLS alum Danae Askar ’16, both of whom now work for the the Public International Law & Policy Group, have co-authored “Covid-19 and Conflicts: The Health of Peace Processes During a Pandemic” in the Harvard Negotiation Law Journal. The article provides a preliminary analysis of the impacts of the… More

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Engaging Deep Differences Online

Originally published on the Indisputably blog as part of the Theory-of-Change Symposium . You can find all the submissions for the symposium here.   As we approach the next election, we continue to confront important challenges about engaging across deeply felt differences. Our country remains polarized, and many feel disconnected from those whose views differ… 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

Monday, February 26, 2018

In Memoriam: Frank Sander, 1927-2018

We are saddened to learn of the passing of one of the great teachers and scholars in the field of dispute resolution, Frank E. A. Sander, A.B. LL.B, Bussey Professor of Law, Emeritus at Harvard Law School. Sander is widely credited with being one of the founders of our field of alternative dispute resolution due the… 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

Friday, May 26, 2017

To Dialogue: Moving Towards Conversation About Refugee Resettlement in Maine

A team of Harvard Law School Negotiators students worked throughout the Spring 2017 semester with Catholic Charities Maine on a new project entitled, “To Dialogue: Moving Towards Conversation About Refugee Resettlement in Maine”.… More

Friday, March 10, 2017

Former DOJ mediator describes ‘active’ neutrality, at HLS symposium

This article first appeared on Harvard Law Today Within minutes of the Aug. 10, 2014, fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri of an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown, a civil rights group alerted the U.S. Justice Department’s Community Relations Service, or CRS. Four days later, President Barack Obama ’91 publicly announced that CRS was on… More

Friday, January 27, 2017

Reflections at the Intersection of Alternative Dispute Resolution & Activism

. Please join us at the Harvard Negotiation Law Review 2017 Symposium “Reflections on the Intersection of Alternative Dispute Resolution & Activism”   Friday, February 17, 2017 12:00–6:30pm Harvard Law School, Austin Hall West Register Here Keynote Speaker: 12–1:00pm The Honorable Grande Lum Director, The Divided Community Project, Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law… More

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Join Bob Bordone for Executive Education at the Harvard Negotiation Institute

This June, 2017, join Prof. Bob Bordone and a roster of world-class faculty at the Harvard Negotiation Institute, an executive education offering from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. From structuring high-stakes deals and mediating complex disputes to resolving intractable problems and strengthening difficult relationships, the Harvard Negotiation Institute courses are the perfect choice… More

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) 10th Anniversary Symposium Explores a Dynamic Field and Growing Impact

On November 5, 2016, the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) at Harvard Law School celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a public symposium that was both retrospective and prospective, addressing the clinic’s foundational focus on dispute systems design, as well as looking at the role of facilitation and political dialogue. The symposium was hosted… More

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Ada Tse ’91 and James Yang support the Negotiation Workshop

This story first appeared on the Harvard Law School website.   Harvard Law School is pleased to announce that a $1 million gift from Ada Tse ’91 and James Yang through their family’s YangTse Foundation will expand and enhance the Law School’s signature Negotiation Workshop, an intensive course that combines theory and practice to improve… More

Monday, October 24, 2016

HLS Negotiators: Building skills and building community

. By Lisa Dicker, J.D. ’17 and Katie Kelly, J.D. ’17 HLS Negotiators has been a pivotal part of our experience at HLS. We both joined Negotiators the first semester of 1L to learn more about the field of dispute resolution, and we quickly realized that regardless of what career path we ended up following,… More

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Mourning the Loss of a Giant in the Field

We in the alternative dispute resolution field mourn the passing of one of the founding founders of the the modern Kennedy School, Howard Raiffa, the Frank P. Ramsey Professor (Emeritus) of Managerial Economics. HNMCP Director Bob Bordone says, “I am deeply saddened to learn of Howard’s passing. Howard was a legend in the negotiation field and one… More

Friday, June 24, 2016

Interview with Bob Bordone on new White House project developing a negotiation toolkit

“It’s no secret that many of today’s young people could use a little more money in their pockets. Between student loan payments, sluggish wages and historically high rent costs, 20-somethings are often struggling to make ends meet. [HNMCP] is working with the White House to develop a suite of tools to help students, particularly those at… More

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

New Clinic Project with the White House, Dept of Education and Dept of Labor

Today, at the first-ever United State of Women Summit, the Obama administration, private-sector companies, foundations and organizations announced $50 million in commitments, along with new policies, tools and partnerships that will continue to expand opportunity for women and girls. These announcements include a pledge by more than two dozen leading companies to take actions to… More

Friday, February 12, 2016

Love in the Crosshairs

On February 11, The Harvard Law School Negotiators, a student practice organization, hosted the panel “Negotiating Love: Interpersonal Negotiation and Romantic Relationships,” in order to “to spread the word that effective techniques in interpersonal negotiation apply not only to the vagaries of international trade agreements and mergers and acquisitions but also to people’s everyday lives and… More

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Trump’s Losing Negotiation Strategy

In many circles people imagine Donald Trump to be a skilled and savvy dealmaker. He wrote a book about reaching agreements, and he brags ad nauseum about building a corporate and real estate empire. He talks incessantly about how under his leadership America is going to “win” every negotiation it encounters. Right below the surface… More

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bargaining in the Shadow of #47Traitors

Does one always bargain in the shadow of betrayal? Indisputably, parties to a negotiation are often concerned with deception. This looming fear creates a desire for trust, and as a direct result, parties might engage in certain behaviors in order to communicate their trustworthiness. However, this tactic can also serve as a façade for betrayal’s… More

Monday, November 17, 2014

Why It Matters That The World’s Two Biggest Polluters Forged A Climate Accord

HNMCP Director Robert C. Bordone and Clinical Fellow Sara del Nido have published a new op-ed to WBUR’s  Cognoscenti on “Why it Matters That the World’s Two Biggest Polluters Forged a Climate Accord”.   “On Tuesday, Nov. 12, President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China announced a climate accord that demonstrates real promise in making progress… More