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 arts of negotiation, mediation, dispute systems design, and facilitation to help our students develop critical problem-solving skills, apply theory to practice, and deliver tailored conflict management solutions to our clients.

Much to our delight, many of our students have gone on to work in the dispute resolution community. With our new series “From the Field,” we will spotlight stories and insights from former students, friends, and colleagues who are working in the field of dispute resolution. We hope you enjoy this new section on our blog and encourage you to comment and be in conversation with its writers.