HNMCP 10th Anniversary celebration


During the past 10 years, HNMCP has grown from a handful of students pursuing independent clinical work, to a robust program of global clinical work in dispute systems design, innovative pedagogy around teamwork, and expanded course offerings in multiparty negotiation, group decision-making, teams, and facilitation. The program has cultivated a community of students, staff, alumni, and clients who care about improving the way individuals and institutions manage conflict and resolve disputes. Please join us to celebrate ten years of pedagogy to practice!


Saturday, November 5, 2016, 8:30AM – 3:30PM
Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, WCC 2012

An RSVP through Eventbrite is appreciated, but not required. The event is free and open to the public.  Breakfast and lunch are provided.


8:30 – 9:00 AM
Continental breakfast

9:00 AM
Opening Remarks by Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow

9:15 – 10:45 AM
Dispute Systems Design: Expanding Horizons

At its inception, Dispute Systems Design theory focused primarily on enabling organizations to better manage internal disputes. As the field has developed and matured, practitioners have used the same guiding principles to inform thoughtful work in other contexts, ranging from local communities to nations. This panel discussion will explore the unique challenges and benefits of using Dispute Systems Design principles outside the traditional context.

11:00 – 12:30 PM
Political Dialogue: The Promise and Perils of Facilitation

As we experience a particularly charged election season, genuine dialogue between those with differing and competing views on contentious political issues is in decline in both public and private spaces. This conversation will explore the power of dialogue to bridge differences as well the challenges and limits we face as facilitators in leading conversations around charged topics.

12:30 – 1:30 PM

1:30 – 3:30 PM
Performance of Capers and Facilitated Discussion
Written and performed by Anu Yadav
Directed and developed by Patrick Crowley based on the housing struggle of Friends & Residents of Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg

A one-woman show by Anu Yadav, based on the stories of families at Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg public housing projects in southeast DC, who protested the demolition of their neighborhood. The play raises complex questions around whether and how one intervenes in a community or conflict that is not one’s own.  With introduction and post-show discussion with returning resident and community organizer Debra Frazier.

Please contact [email protected] with questions or for assistance.

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