Negotiation and Dispute Resolution - Fall 2020

Course Summary

This highly interactive semester-length seminar is offered online and explores the ways that people negotiate to create value and resolve disputes. Designed both to improve understanding of negotiation theory and to build negotiation skills, the curriculum integrates negotiation research from several academic fields with experiential learning exercises.

Students engage in a series of hands-on simulations set in domestic and international contexts, building from simple two-party encounters to complex multi-party scenarios. Some of the exercises emphasize psychological aspects of bargaining, value creation, and distribution, coalition dynamics, and intra-team negotiation, with a special focus on organized preparation and process analysis. Participants will finish the class as more effective and reflective negotiators.

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School

Widely recognized as the preeminent leader in the field of negotiation and negotiation research, the Program on Negotiation is an interdisciplinary, multi-university research center based at Harvard Law School. Our flagship program — Negotiation and Leadership— has a long legacy of effectiveness, with more than 25,000 international participants over the past 30 years.

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