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Conflict Analysis

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ABB (Asea Brown Boveri Ltd.)

Semester: 2011 Fall

Project Type: Conflict Analysis, Stakeholder Assessment

Students: David Weller, Claire Hankin, Zach Mason

ABB is a global provider of power and automation technologies that enables utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact.  ABB operates in approximately 100 countries and employs approximately 124,000 people worldwide. Engineering companies like ABB often deliver technically complex products, systems and services to its customers.  Claims, which are common for… More

African Community and Economic Development of New England (ACEDONE)

Semester: 2012 Fall

Project Type: Conflict Analysis, Curriculum Development & Delivery, Facilitated Dialogue

Students: Michael Robertson and Andrew Sullivan

ACEDONE was founded in 2002 to provide support to Boston’s East African community and families as they integrate into American society. Tensions between old world and new can exacerbate the already challenging teen/parent relationship. ACEDONE has enlisted HNMCP to report on the underlying causes of such tensions in the Somali community, and to recommend techniques and develop a curriculum for effective conflict management.… More

American Friends Service Committee

Semester: 2008 Fall

Project Type: Conflict Analysis, Conflict Resolution Advice

Students: Zeke Reich & Jay Osha

Conduct a conflict analysis with recommendation… More

American Friends Service Committee

Semester: 2008 Spring

Project Type: Conflict Analysis, Conflict Resolution Advice, Stakeholder Assessment

Students: Jim Kreen & Lande Spottswood

Develop a management model that honors institutional culture… More

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Semester: 2013 Fall

Project Type: Conflict Analysis, Dispute System Design, Stakeholder Assessment

Students: Sarah Paige, Michelle Goldring, and John Miller

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading federal agency implementing disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion activities in the United States and abroad. HNMCP will conduct a rigorous assessment of, and provide recommendations for, strengthening CDC’s conflict prevention and management infrastructure.… More

City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development’s Boston Home Center Division

Semester: 2015 Spring

Project Type: Conflict Analysis

Students: Kelly Knight and Jason Kramer

The Boston Home Center (BHC), a division of the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development, helps Boston residents purchase, improve, and keep their homes. The BHC is regularly contacted by small, deed-restricted affordable condo associations around a variety of internal conflicts. HNMCP students will assess existing conflict management systems, explore current association conflicts, and develop a system, which may include a protocol, training guide, and/or training, to address these conflicts.… More

Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

Semester: 2011 Fall

Project Type: Conflict Analysis, Dispute System Design

Students: Jeff Monhait, Lizzie Grosso, Ryan Blodgett

The central mission of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans—whether they are applying for a mortgage, choosing among credit cards, or using any number of other consumer financial products. The CFPB will be supervising financial institutions to help ensure that consumer financial… More

Cornerstone Village CoHousing

Semester: 2011 Fall

Project Type: Conflict Analysis, Dispute System Design, Stakeholder Assessment

Students: David Newman, Joel Knopf

Cornerstone Village Cohousing is an intentional residential community of 32 households in North Cambridge in which residents actively participate in the design and operation of their own neighborhood. With the acknowledgement that conflict is an inevitable part of working and living together, a plan for a conflict resolution committee was written into the bylaws, but… More

Dirección de Gestión y Modernización de la Justicia, Ministerio de Justicia, Chile (DGM)

Semester: 2011 Fall

Project Type: Conflict Analysis, Dispute System Evaluation, Mediation

Students: Leah Kang, Apoorva Patel, Teresa Napoli

The Dirección de Gestión y Modernización de la Justicia (DGM) is an arm of the Ministry of Justice in Chile. Its main functions are to integrate a modern and managerial vision of justice reform and to evaluate, coordinate, implement, and monitor those reforms undertaken by the Ministry. In response to a perception that wide sectors… More

First Unitarian Society in Newton

Semester: 2011 Spring

Project Type: Conflict Analysis, Conflict Resolution Advice, Stakeholder Assessment

Students: Kate Van Akin & Rose Yan

This project will partner HNMCP students with a local Unitarian Universalist congregation to design a new conflict management system for the congregation. The First Unitarian Society in Newton (FUSN) has a proud history of serving the spiritual needs of approximately 600 individuals in Newton, MA. Despite FUSN’s emphasis on creating a spiritually nurturing and socially… More

Mercy Corps

Semester: 2007 Fall

Project Type: Conflict Analysis, Conflict Resolution Advice

Students: Amy Gordon & Tina Rad

Evaluate the best practices for international land disputes… More

National Forest Foundation

Semester: 2016 Spring

Project Type: Conflict Analysis, Stakeholder Assessment

Students: Melissa Freeman and Benjamin Goldman

Uniting concerned communities, organizations and individuals, the NFF engages Americans in community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the 193-million-acre National Forest System, as well as administering private gifts of funds and land for the benefit of the National Forests Over the past two decades, small groups of people with… More

North Shore Medical Center/Union Hospital

Semester: 2008 Fall

Project Type: Conflict Analysis, Stakeholder Assessment

Students: Brian Friedman & Stephanie Singer

Conduct a stakeholder/conflict assessment for hospital patients… More

Paulist Center

Semester: 2006 Fall

Project Type: Conflict Analysis

Students: Ashley Harris, Jennifer Reynolds, and Brad Rosen

Conduct a conflict assessment of the Boston Archdiocese… More

Perkins School For The Blind

Semester: 2016 Spring

Project Type: Conflict Analysis, Conflict Resolution Advice

Students: Amy Woolfson and Martina Radney

Perkins is an organization committed to improving the lives of people with blindness and deafblindness all around the world. The organization is driven by a team of experts and supported by a community committed to fulfilling this core mission. Over the last year and a half, Perkins has undergone some significant changes to the leadership… More

Public International Law & Policy Group

Semester: 2017 Spring

Project Type: Conflict Analysis

Students: Christina Care, Michael Trujillo, & Pirita Virtanen

The Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG), a 2005 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, operates as a non-profit, global pro bono law firm with a proven record of providing expert guidance to parties engaged in the peace process. PILPG has engaged HNMCP to create a conflict-analysis framework that will allow PILPG and its clients to… More

Renmin University Law School

Semester: 2014 Spring

Project Type: Conflict Analysis, Consensus Building Effort, Stakeholder Assessment, Strategic Negotiation Advice

Students: Alyssa Colbert, Mark Johnson

HNMCP, Harvard Project on Disability, and the Renmin University Disability Law Clinic in Beijing continue a relationship that began in the spring of 2012. In this current project, the HNMCP team will examine how stakeholders involved in the education of students with disabilities can better manage disputes in this area and problem solve around specific issues related to education access. They will conduct a stakeholder assessment and conflict analysis, leading to the development of a consensus building curriculum and report.
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Sudbury Clergy Association

Semester: 2015 Spring

Project Type: Conflict Analysis, Stakeholder Assessment

Students: Jiayun Ho and Seanan Fong

The Sudbury Clergy Association is enlisting the help of HNMCP to develop a kinder, gentler protocol for engaging at Town Meetings, in town government, and in the schools for the sake of the community’s best interests. Students will conduct a stakeholder assessment of town employees, elected officials, and residents, identify critical areas of disagreement, and propose next steps.… More

Southern Coalition for Social Justice

Semester: 2009 Spring

Project Type: Conflict Analysis, Dispute System Design, Stakeholder Assessment

Students: Jared Strumwasser, Becky Jaffe, & Jonathan Korin

Design a consensus-based model for resolving heirs’ property disputes.… More