From the archive

Volume VII - Issue II

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Letter from the Director

Dear Friends, As the summer begins, I am feeling grateful for such a rich and fruitful year of conflict resolution pedagogy and practice. Our one sadness is that the time has come to bid farewell to our dear colleague Chad Carr ’06, whose 3-year term as a Clinical Instructor comes to an end next month.… More

Spring 2014 Clinical Projects

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is one of the nation’s preeminent academic medical centers. It has adopted the Communication, Apology, and Resolution (CARe) approach to resolving adverse medical events. This spring, HNMCP assessed how well patients are represented in this process and suggested various options for ideal models of… More

Student Spotlight: Anna Gressel ’14

HNMCP: Anna, you’ve twice been a teaching assistant for the flagship course “Negotiation Workshop.” You’ve taken both  “The Lawyer as Facilitator” and the “Multiparty Negotiations” workshops as well as the Negotiation & Mediation Clinic (HNMCP). You’ve been a member of the student practice organization Negotiators. All this indicates a fairly deep interest in alternative dispute… More

Client Spotlight: Eva Gordon Armour and Seeds of Peace

    Seeds of Peace is a 3-time HNMCP client. Two project have involved creating and delivering  tailored  negotiation skills trainings to Seeds of Peace graduates. A third involved conducting a stakeholder assessment of peace groups working in the Middle East and making recommendations on how they might work together more efficiently and with greater results.   HNMCP:… More

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… More

Working Toward Our Better Future

     by Brittany Williams ’14  In a world that is growing ever more complicated, the consequences of our choices—what we buy, how we travel, what we prioritize, what we conserve—have become more and more far-reaching. The debate about how to address climate change is at the center of the tension between humanity’s ever-growing material… More

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 political… More

Harvard Mediation Program Training Corps Brings New Depth to Student Experience

   by Lisa Fitzgerald ’16 The Harvard Mediation Program (HMP) Training Corps prepares and presents basic mediation training for new HMP members each semester. It is a team of seven enthusiastic HMP mediators that work collaboratively to make the training as effective as possible. I joined the Training Corps as a way to continue learning… More

Sara del Nido ’13 Joins HNMCP

The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) 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… More

Heather Kulp becomes Clinical Instructor

Effective July 6, 2014, Heather Kulp begins her appointment to the role of Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program. Heather’s main work will focus on supervising clinical students and recruiting new clinical projects. For the past two years, Heather has served HNMCP’s first Clinical Fellow, advising student organizations related to dispute… More

Grande Lum: Director of the Community Relations Service at the U.S. DoJ, Lectures in the “Negotiation Workshop”

by Heather Kulp Thousands of people filled Oakland’s downtown square. Protesting the shooting of Oscar Grant III, an unarmed young black man, by a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer, the group was becoming increasingly agitated. One of the Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service (CRS) conciliators was on the scene, getting a feel for… More

2014 Annual Williston Negotiation Competition

   by Davida Shiff ’15 Winners of Harvard Law School’s 61st Williston Negotiation Competition, Harvard’s annual contract negotiation and drafting competition for first-year law students, were announced on Monday, April 14, 2014. The 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… More

New Case from HNMCP

  by Elizabeth Moroney 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… More

On the Road

  On the Road is a column that reflects the various ways in which the HNMCP staff is engaging with the field of alternative dispute resolution outside of the classroom Clinic.   In February the Harvard Law School Library hosted a faculty book event to discuss the recent release of “Critical Decisions in Negotiation,” a new… More

Class Notes

David Newman ’12 has been working for New York University’s Stern School of Business Professor Jonathan Haidt at and will be starting a PhD in Organizational Behavior this fall. He has published his first novella, in what he hopes will be a three-book series, at the Kindle story. Best of luck, David!    … More