From the archive

Volume VIII - Issue II

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Letter from the Director

While it was difficult to be away from the dynamic program we have built together over the last eight years, I was grateful for the chance to step back and reflect from a different vantage point – something that we at HNMCP always suggest as a helpful practice. … More

Student Spotlight: Ariel Eckblad ’16

“I write with the fundamental belief that the problems created by humanity can be solved by humanity.”… More

Client Spotlight—Fr. Richard Erickson

“You could say that with HNMCP, I have been twice blessed.”… More

Spring 2015 Clinic Projects

This Spring, we were excited to work locally, federally, and internationally, on six terrific projects. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is dedicated to improving people’s lives in Asia and the Pacific. The ADB Office of the Ombudsperson (OOMP) is available to all ADB employees to help foster collaboration and to enhance efficient, informal conflict resolution… More

Samuel Straus ’15 joins the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program

“This is a tremendous opportunity to engage with meaningful work that I care deeply about, with a team that truly embraces integrity, creativity, and compassion. I look forward to contributing to this dynamic program, and the one-of-a-kind experience that it fosters for students and clients.”… More

In the News

There have been several articles following up on our spring clinical project with the Sudbury Clergy Association (SCA). The SCA contracted HNMCP to assist with increasingly hostile exchanges between and among stakeholders in a variety of settings and to make recommendations for a kinder, gentler protocol for doing business at Town Meetings, in town government, and in the schools.… More

Harvard Mediation Program Presents at the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Conference in Seattle

As a student in the Harvard Mediation Program (HMP), this spring semester I participated in and presented at the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference in Seattle. It was one of the most enriching academic and professional experiences of my life.… More

HNMCP Blog Update

This past academic year, HNMCP staff and students initiated a new original blog. It features short pieces written by members of the HNMCP community on negotiation, conflict resolution, and current events. This fall and spring, topics ranged from negotiating with ISIS, to Pew polls and what they indicate about political polarization, to Pope Francis’s capacity as… More


HNMCP Director Bob Bordone, former HNMCP Associate Toby Berkman ’10, and Clinical Fellow Sara del Nido ’13, and have been published in the Fall 2014 volume of the University of Missouri School of Law’s Journal of Dispute Resolution. The article is entitled, “The Negotiation Within: The Impact of Internal Conflict Over Identity and Role on Across-The-Table… More

Class Notes

  Post Bar trip Whitney Benns ’15 joined Triad Consulting Group in Cambridge, MA.           Ivy—and Ivy’s mom Krista DeBoer ’12—welcomed new baby brother River in May.               Leah Kang ’12 is currently clerking with the Honorable Theodore D. Chuang in the U.S. District Court of… More

On the Road

This column highlights work our faculty and staff are doing outside Although on sabbatical during the spring of 2015, HNMCP Director Bob Bordone continued delivering occasional negotiation trainings in various locations including Calgary, Irvine, CA, and Norway.  For the fifth consecutive summer he visited repeat-Clinic-client Seeds of Peace in Otisfield, Maine to do a program… More