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Program on Negotiation

  • Kamla Persad-Bissessar

    Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister: Focus on “people-centered development”

    November 29, 2010

    Harvard Law School welcomed Kamla Persad-Bissessar, the Prime Minster of Trinidad and Tobago this month for a lecture on leadership and cooperation. Persad-Bissessar became the first female prime minister of the Caribbean nation in May, and was named one of the top 10 female world leaders by TIME Magazine in August.

  • Martti Ahtisaari

    Program on Negotiation honors Martti Ahtisaari with the Great Negotiator Award

    September 22, 2010

    On Monday, September 27, Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation will honor the former President of Finland, Martti Ahtisaari, with the 2010 Great Negotiator Award.

  • Elaine Lin, Adam Glenn, Nate Barber

    Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program trains students to resolve conflicts

    July 13, 2010

    The day after Elaine Lin ’10 finishes taking the Bar Exam in California this summer, she’ll be on a plane to Belfast. Two days later, she’ll be working with dozens of young people who have lost loved ones to terrorism—from Israel, Palestine, Ireland, Spain, India, and the U.S.—in a camp where she will teach them skills for resolving conflict.

  • Sports superagent Ron Shapiro ’67 on the secret to successful negotiation

    May 4, 2010

    Sports agent Ronald M. Shapiro ’67 has a dream roster of clients that includes more baseball Hall of Famers than any other agent, including Cal Ripken Jr., Brooks Robinson, Eddie Murray, Kirby Puckett, and such future Hall of Fame probables as 2009 American League MVP Joey Mauer, for whom Shapiro recently negotiated a $184 million contract with the Minnesota Twins.

  • Bordone: health care reform negotiation process has been flawed (video)

    March 12, 2010

    Negotiations between the White House and Congressional leaders of both parties have been undermined by mistakes that could have been avoided by using a better negotiation process, says Robert Bordone, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program at Harvard Law School.

  • Illustration

    Roger Fisher and Frank E.A. Sander prizewinner announced

    August 6, 2009

    The Program on Negotiation has announced that Sean McDonnell ’09 has won the Roger Fisher and Frank E.A. Sander Prize for his paper “Fighting With Faith: The Role of Religion in Dealing With Modern Conflict.”

  • Professor Robert H. Mnookin

    Mnookin in Boston Globe on what it would take for Gates, Crowley to shake hands

    July 24, 2009

    The following Q&A featuring Harvard Law School Professor Robert Mnookin ’68 was featured in the July 24, 2009, edition of the Boston Globe.

  • Christo and Jeanne-Claude

    Negotiating modern art

    September 29, 2008

    Christo and Jeanne-Claude—the artists whose notable projects include “The Gates” in New York City’s Central Park—received the Great Negotiator Award from HLS’s Program on Negotiation.

  • Harvard Negotiators

    Harvard Negotiators take first place in Leipzig

    April 11, 2008

    Last weekend, a team of students representing Harvard Law School took first place in The Negotiation Challenge in Leipzig, Germany. This year's Harvard Negotiators team was represented by Rene A. Pfromm LL.M. '08, Stefan Neata '08 and Jessica Price '08. Their win marks the second year in a row HLS has won the competition.

  • Bipul Mainali

    Blood on the Roof of the World

    July 23, 2006

    In Nepal, lawyers helped restore the rule of law. But not without paying a price.

  • Professor Robert Mnookin and Susan Hackley

    Online and on the road

    September 1, 2005

    A quarter-century after "Getting to Yes," Harvard's Program on Negotiation is refining the art and sharing it with the world.

  • Erica Fox

    Getting to Wisdom

    April 1, 2004

    Last spring, Erica Fox started the Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative at HLS's Program on Negotiation to explore "what mindfulness and the great wisdom traditions have to teach us in the negotiation and dispute resolution field."

  • Bargain Hunting

    September 28, 2000

    In his new book, Professor Robert Mnookin '68 urges lawyers to negotiate with the aim of solving problems without resorting to hard-bargaining tactics.

  • The Great Negotiator

    July 18, 2000

      Credit: Nicki Pardo This spring former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, who chaired the Northern Ireland peace negotiations that led to the “Good Friday Agreement”…