Classes

Post-Soviet Conflict

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2018
Harvard University
Instructors: Alexandra M. Vacroux with Arvid Bell
U.S.-Russia relations continue to deteriorate. The violent conflict in Ukraine remains unresolved. Moscow and Washington appear to be trapped in a spiral of mistrust, fueled by hacking allegations, the mutual expulsion of diplomats, and bloody proxy wars. This course analyzes contemporary conflicts in the post-Soviet area from a negotiation perspective: How can states cooperate after repeated breaches of trust? What are effective bargaining strategies that can de-escalate tensions between great powers? What role do... Read more about Post-Soviet Conflict

International Negotiation & Decision-Making

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2017

Stanford University
Instructors: Janet Martinez, Brenna Marea Powell, Arvid Bell

This course is aimed at graduate students in all disciplines to develop the analytical, practical, and interpersonal skills of negotiation, decision-making, and conflict resolution. The course integrates theory and practice: the first two days are devoted to fundamentals of negotiation and the process of collaborative decision-making; the final three days culminate in a capstone simulation experience called “The Transition.” The Transition is an intensive, multi-party negotiation simulation...

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Advanced Workshop in Multiparty Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Semester: 

Winter

Offered: 

2016

Harvard Kennedy School
Faculty: Brian Mandell
Negotiation Fellow: Arvid Bell

This intensive skill-building workshop on multiparty negotiation and conflict resolution (NCR) aims to help participants manage complex multi-stakeholder negotiations; mediate public disputes; design consensus-building procedures; examine cross-cultural differences and ethical dilemmas; and sustain cooperative relationships. The emphasis is on the NCR challenges faced by managers in the public and nonprofit sectors. Small groups will do intensive exercises, and participants will be provided with...

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Advanced Workshop in Multiparty Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Semester: 

Winter

Offered: 

2015

Harvard Kennedy School
Faculty: Brian Mandell
Negotiation Fellow: Arvid Bell

This intensive skill-building workshop on multiparty negotiation and conflict resolution (NCR) aims to help participants manage complex multi-stakeholder negotiations; mediate public disputes; design consensus-building procedures; examine cross-cultural differences and ethical dilemmas; and sustain cooperative relationships. The emphasis is on the NCR challenges faced by managers in the public and nonprofit sectors. Small groups will do intensive exercises, and participants will be provided with...

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Harvard International Negotiation Crisis Simulation

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2015

Harvard Law School
Exercise development: Arvid Bell
Event sponsored by: Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Gleitsman Program for Leadership on Social Change at the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School Negotiation Project, Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Graduate Program in Coexistence and Conflict at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Negotiation Practicum

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2015

Harvard Kennedy School
Faculty: Joshua Flax
Teaching Fellow: Arvid Bell

MLD-275 was developed to address a growing need identified at the Harvard Kennedy School for advanced learning in the field of negotiation analysis and conflict resolution (in addition to the MLD-280 workshop). MLD-275 is therefore designed to challenge our best students in the field of negotiation analysis with a combination of classroom learning and semester-long fieldwork. For students who wish to translate their mastery into a potential career, this course will help you connect your grasp of...

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