News Archive

2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

HNMCP Clinic Instructor, Alonzo Emery, Named to the Public Intellectuals Program

The National Committee on United States-China Relations has named the next slate of Fellows in its Public Intellectuals Program and the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) is pleased to announce Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor Alonzo Emery is among them. The Public Intellectuals Program (PIP), launched in 2005, is dedicated to nurturing… 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

Friday, November 14, 2014

ADR Career Panel @ HLS November 19th!

alternative dispute resolution career panel Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 12-1pm, WCC 1019 Thinking about a career in alternative dispute resolution (ADR)? Interested in learning what exactly a career in the ADR field looks like? Join us for a panel of alumni and practitioners working in ADR in the private, public, and academic sectors who will discuss… More

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

1L Applications to the Negotiation Workshop Now Being Accepted

1L students in all 1L sections are eligible for admission to the Spring 2015 Negotiation Workshop. Because of the special nature of the Workshop, 1L admission to the Negotiation Workshop will be through a separate application process that will occur before the online lottery for other 1L spring electives. For more information and a link… More

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Tightrope Over Both Your Houses

HNMCP Clinical Instructor Heather Scheiwe Kulp has been published in the most recent issue of the Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal with her cleverly titled article, “A Tightrope Over Both Your Houses: Ensuring Party Participation and Preserving Mediation’s Core Values in Foreclosure Mediation.” Kulp outlines why mediation is an attractive and powerful option for large… More

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Harvard Mediation Program Welcomes New Outreach and Case Coordinator

HNMCP is pleased to announce the addition of a new team member. Ana Carolina Riella recently joined the staff as Outreach and Case Coordinator for the Harvard Mediation Program (HMP), a student practice organization under the auspices of HNMCP. After completing her training with the Harvard Mediation Program (HMP) in 2010, Ana mediated small claims cases… More

Monday, July 21, 2014

HNMCP Director talks negotiation on The Coaching Show

  Bob Bordone speaks with “The Coaching Show” Host Chris MacAuliffe and Mike Sherrick of The Mike Sherrick Group on negotiation topics including:     moving from positional behavior to an attitude of curiosity and perspective taking about what motivates “the other” moving from a zero sum opportunity to a joint gain opportunity basic skills to… More

Monday, July 7, 2014

Heather Kulp Promoted to Clinical Instructor

Effective July 6, 2014, Heather Kulp steps into the role of Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program. As a Clinical Instructor, Heather’s main work will focus on supervising clinical students and recruiting new clinical projects. For the past two years, Heather has served at the Clinic’s first Clinical Fellow, advising student… More

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Workshop Coordinator/Program Assistant Now Open

This full-time position reports to the Director of the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program. It supports all aspects of organizing and delivering the winter and spring term Negotiation Workshops at Harvard Law School as well as two summer continuing legal education workshops held at Harvard Law School.  Provides support to the adjunct lecturers who teach… More

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sara del Nido ’13 Joins HNMCP as new Clinical Fellow

The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program is pleased to announce the appointment of Sara del Nido ’13 to the position of Clinical Fellow. As a Clinical Fellow with HNMCP, Sara will work on special projects within the Clinic as well as with Harvard Law School student practice organizations that focus on alternative dispute resolution.… More

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Heather Kulp promoted to Clinical Instructor

Effective July 6, 2014, Heather Kulp steps into the role of Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program. As a Clinical Instructor, Heather’s main work will focus on supervising clinical students and recruiting new clinical projects. For the past two years, Heather has served at the Clinic’s first Clinical Fellow, advising student… More

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Negotiating Value: What is Art Worth?

The new role play Set Sale! debuted this spring in the HLS Negotiation Workshop, receiving an enthusiastic response.  Chad Carr, author and lecturer on law at HLS, reported, “Students really seemed to enjoy negotiating the case.  There was a lot of energy in the room and students were very animated in their assessments of the climbing or… More

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

How to build peace, one teenager at a time

  “At Seeds of Peace, we bring kids from conflict zones together to learn to see each other and their differences in a new light. Now, our first generation of alumni are emerging as leaders of their societies and leveraging their experience to build peace.” Read more of this terrific piece in the Christian Science Monitor by HNMCP… More

Friday, May 30, 2014

Announcing the Lawrence Susskind Fellowship in Consensus Building

To honor the lifelong work and commitment of Dr. Lawrence Susskind to advance the art and science of consensus building in the public sector, and in recognition of his passion for mentoring the coming generations of dispute resolvers, CBI has created the Lawrence Susskind Fellowship in Consensus Building. Through this competitive program, CBI offers a… More

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Harvard Negotiation Institute

Once again this summer, Prof. Bob Bordone, Director of the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program and Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor at Harvard Law School will be teaching Executive Education courses through the Harvard Negotiation Institute.   Negotiation Workshop: Strategies, Tools, and Skills for Success June 2 – 6, 2014 Turn disputes into deals.… More

Monday, April 21, 2014

2014 Annual Williston Competition

Winners of the 61st Williston Negotiation Competition, Harvard Law School’s annual contract negotiation and drafting competition for first-year law students, were announced on Monday, April 14, 2014. 2014 winners are: Best Contract Overall: Albert Chen, Petra Plasilova, David Victorson, and Ilan Stein Best Representation of Hanford School of Law: Jonathan Holbrook and Thomas Chapman Best Representation of Committee on Outside Activities: Andres… More

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Don’t Skimp on Legal Training

One of our favorite conflict resolution experts, Prof. Carrie Menkel-Meadow, co-authored a terrific Op/Ed in the New York Times responding to the “dire” news about law schools and providing some good ideas about moving legal education forward into the future, including more problem-solving courses, like the Negotiation Workshop, and clinics, like HNMCP! “We agree that legal education… More

Thursday, April 10, 2014

“US DOJ Community Relations Service: Serving as America’s Peacemaker for 50 Years”

A Brown Bag Discussion with Grande H. Lum ’91 Director, Community Relations Service, U.S. Department of Justice April 16, 2014   *   Noon   *   WCC 3008 Nominated in 2012 by President Obama, Grande H. Lum ’91 is Director of the Community Relations Service (CRS). Created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the CRS is the… More

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Becoming Better Negotiators Through Harvard Law Training

This article appeared in the newsletter of long-time HNMCP client, Seeds of Peace, a non-profit organization that inspires and equips new generations of leaders from regions of conflict with the relationships, understanding, and skills needed to advance lasting peace.   Dubai │ The 100th Seed has been certified through “Bridging the Gap: How to Resolve… More

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Vision for Cross-Sector Peacebuilding in Israel and Palestine

by Daniel Lubetzky Founder and President, PeaceWorks Foundation & the OneVoice Movement For over a decade, the OneVoice Movement has been empowering and mobilizing communities in Israel and Palestine to propel their leaders toward the two-state solution. We have succeeded in building a grassroots network committed to that goal, and on March 30, we will be launching… More

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Let’s Forget About Marching — Instead, Let’s Talk

For a brief moment, there seemed to be a breakthrough in the decades-old stalemate between the organizers of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade and LGBTQ groups striving to march in the annual event. The apparent deal, brokered by Boston’s new mayor, Marty Walsh, purportedly permitted LGBTQ groups to march so long as they avoided wearing… More

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Political Dialogue and Civility in an Age of Polarization

By Sean Ahn ’15 and Christina Lee ’14   On March 1, 2014, the Harvard Negotiation Law Review (HNLR) proudly presented the symposium “Political Dialogue and Civility in an Age of Polarization,” a full-day conference on overcoming today’s political polarization using ADR principles. The symposium featured three panel discussions involving prominent academics, dispute resolution experts, and… More

Friday, February 21, 2014

What Courses Should Law Students Take – Harvard’s Largest Employers Weigh In

A recent survey of practicing attorneys at 11 major law firms employing Harvard Law School students rated the Negotiation Workshop high — 3rd! — on the scale of useful business-methods classes. Among the top skills considered most important to learn was “Teamwork”, a focus area of the Negotiation & Mediation Clinic. Read the full report: What… More

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Critical Decisions in Negotiation DVD Talk & Discussion

On February 18, 2014, the Harvard Law School Library hosted a talk and discussion on the new DVD Critical Decisions in Negotiation, conceived of and spearheaded by HNMCP Director Bob Bordone ’97 and co-written, edited, and produced with former Clinical Fellow Toby Berkman ’10 and Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law Chad Carr ’06. Bob and Chad… More

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Abbas, Talking to Israeli Students About Peace, Finds a Receptive Audience

Isabel Kershner reports in a February 16, 2014 New York Times article of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ meeting with 300 Israeli students on the topic of the peace process in the Middle East. HNMCP Fall 2013 client OneVoice Movement helped organize the event. And Abbas gave a shout-out to another HNMCP client, Seeds of Peace,… More

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

HeartBeat Concert at Harvard Law School

The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program and Harvard Hillel co-sponsored a concert by Heartbeat, the Israeli-Palestinian youth music community, at the Harvard Law School on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 7:00pm as part of their third U.S. tour. Heartbeat brings the voice and sound of a better future in the Middle East. The concert was… More

Friday, January 31, 2014

Bob Bordone part of “Distinguished Speakers” series at U.S. Embassy

HNMCP Director Bob Bordone gave a lecture titled “Getting Beyond Gridlock: What Politicians Can Learn From Negotiation Experts” in January of 2014 as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel. The audience of 40 included Israeli officials who have conducted Israel’s peace negotiations with her neighbors, professors and… More

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Reviews of “Designing Systems”

In the October issue of the Negotiation Journal, Cathy Costantino, counsel at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in Washington, DC, and adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, raved about the newest book co-authored by HNMCP Director Bob Bordone’s, Designing Systems and Processes for Managing Disputes, as a “one-stop shop” dispute systems design textbook. “Designing Systems is… More

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Harvard Law School Student Wins 2013 ABA Boskey Dispute Resolution Essay Competition

Sarah Gonski ‘15 is the winner of the 2013 Boskey Dispute Resolution Essay Competition with an essay entitled “Easing Gridlock in the United States Congress Through Mediation: Letting Our Cities and States Teach Us Lessons On Getting Along” The Boskey Essay Competition is a project of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Law Schools Committee,… More

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Alternative Dispute Resolution Career Panel 2013

Thinking about a career in alternative dispute resolution (ADR)? Interested in learning what exactly a career in the ADR field looks like? In November 2103 Harvard Law School convened a panel of alums and practitioners working in the ADR field in the private, public, and academic sectors. They discussed how they broke into the ADR world,… More