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The Roger D. Fisher Fellow in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution honors the life and work of the late Roger D. Fisher, a long-time member of the Harvard Law School faculty. Professor Fisher spent his life trying to reduce the risk of war, to resolve international conflicts and conflicts of all kinds and to improve our collective understanding of how we can reconcile and negotiate differences through mutual understanding and agreement.

The Roger D. Fisher Fellowship Fund supports research and teaching fellowships in negotiation and conflict resolution, and encourages new generations to improve, extend, teach and apply the ideas, insights and skills that help us reconcile conflict and reach agreement.

Fisher Fellows are appointed solely at the discretion of the Dean of Harvard Law School and for terms of either one or two (consecutive) academic years. Fellows come from a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and nations, both from the academic community of educators and scholars and from a wide-range of practitioners and professionals with direct experience in conflict resolution, including government and military officials, diplomats, labor negotiators, political leaders, NGO and civic leaders, and unaffiliated individuals.

Over the course of their appointment, Fisher Fellows are expected and encouraged to add to the canon of ideas, insights and skills of negotiation and conflict resolution, to advance the pedagogy of negotiation, or to articulate a pragmatic approach to the potential resolution of a persistent conflict of public significance and also to share the work they conduct as Fellows with other members of the Law School and University community.

The Roger D. Fisher Fellow in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution is made available through a gift of the Fisher Family and the sons of the late Roger D. Fisher, Elliott S. Fisher and Peter R. Fisher.