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Volume X - Issue II

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Newsletter X, Issue II: Director’s Letter

In this moment of uncertainty and challenge in our country, we are keenly aware of the importance of our collective work. Each day brings new stories of anger, hostility, and alienation. Thankfully, if you look hard enough, most days also bring stories of hope, empathy, and connection. As our public discourse becomes increasingly fraught, our efforts to engage conflict as a source of wisdom and value take on growing urgency. At HNMCP, the Political Dialogue Initiative that we have been building over the course of the last five years feels more timely than ever.… More

Spring 2017 Projects

Six clinical projects in the spring of 2017 allowed us to: assist the Supreme Court of the Phillippines to evaluate a pilot of two new Civil Procedure rules on pre-trial conferences; help design a dispute system to support Boston’s Office of Housing Stability in resolving housing-related conflicts; consult with a restorative justice organization to develop a process for incarcerated individuals to apologize to those hurt by their actions while minimizing the risk of harm; continue a project with an Ombuds department to deepen their impact on public education; conduct a stakeholder assessment and facilitate a joint-visioning process for a consensus-building organization; and design a conflict analysis framework for an international peace organization.… More

Police-Community Dialogue: HNMCP Releases Innovative Resource on Facilitation

The Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program has produced a new video resource on facilitation, entitled “Police-Community Dialogue: A Facilitated Conversation Featuring Commentary with Harvard Law School Professor Robert C. Bordone.”… More

Saying Something True: Michelle Obama’s Chief Speechwriter Coaches Negotiation Workshop Students

Students of the Spring 2017 Negotiation Workshop had the privilege of hearing from Sarah Hurwitz ‘04 during their last week of the course. Hurwitz is known for the memorable speeches she has crafted with First Lady Michelle Obama ’88 during the past eight years. Hurwitz wove together anecdotes from her path from law school to speechwriting and drew the links between her experience as a student in the Negotiation Workshop and her success as a speechwriter.… More

Andrew Mamo and Neil McGaraghan join the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program

The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) is pleased to announce the appointments of Andrew Mamo and Neil McGaraghan to its staff this summer.… More

To Dialogue: Moving Towards Conversation About Refugee Resettlement in Maine

A team from the student practice organization Harvard Law School Negotiators 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

Publications & Presentations

On a referral from HNMCP client Perkins School for the Blind, Rachel Krol presented in the leadership track at the May 5 Annual Conference for MAAPS, the Massachusetts Association of Approved Private Special Education Schools, dedicated to providing educational programs and services to students with special needs. The interactive workshop, “Designing a Conflict Resilient Workplace,”… More

Student Spotlight: Corey Linehan ’18

It is an odd scene: thirty or so strangers gesticulating, nipping at each other, and slowly repositioning their cars along a single-lane road in exurban Missouri. We’re all here to catch our two-minute glimpse of the Great American Eclipse. Parking space is scarce, and everyone wants a spot. Still, we might, with a little creativity squeeze everyone in and preserve the view from our chosen bluff.… More

Client Spotlight: Nick Diehl

Ombudsman Nicholas Diehl is a three-time client of the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP). His first project with us was during his time in the Corporate Ombudsman Office at the American Red Cross (ARC). His second and third project with us occurred during his time leading the Office of the Ombudsperson at the Asia Development Bank (ADB). We caught up with Nick as he transitions into his new role at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ombuds Office. We welcome him to the neighborhood and the local, Boston ADR community.… More

Class Notes

  Deanna Parrish ’16 has joined CMA Learning in Melbourne, Australia as their Principal Consultant. As a part of her work, Deanna is developing curricula relating to negotiation and conflict resolution; delivering executive education trainings across the Oceania region; and lecturing at universities in Victoria.     John Abbruzzese ‘13 touched base: “I’m writing, full… More