Classes

Post-Soviet Conflict

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Harvard University
Department of Government
Gov 1199

Instructor: Arvid Bell
[Syllabus pending]

Negotiating in Crisis: Advanced Skills for Managing Multiparty Conflicts in Dynamic Environments

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019
Harvard University
Division of Continuing Education
GOVT E-1756, On-campus Active Learning Weekend

Instructor: Arvid Bell
This intensive weekend course is designed to equip students with advanced multiparty negotiation skills necessary to maintain their leverage in complex, dynamic environments. Conflict is inescapable. Mastering negotiation is necessary to overcome everyday hurdles, mitigate workplace disputes, and create value for yourself and your organization. In this course, students gain insight into next-generation advanced negotiation theory and... Read more about Negotiating in Crisis: Advanced Skills for Managing Multiparty Conflicts in Dynamic Environments

Mapping Red Horizon: Exploring Space, Force, and Great Power Relations in Eurasia

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019
Harvard University
Department of Government
Gov 92R, Faculty Research Assistantship

Instructors: Arvid Bell and Kelly O'Neill
This project explores the idea that space and power are deeply intertwined.
As the global balance of power between the US, China, Russia, and the EU shifts, a comprehensive understanding of the Eurasian space is becoming increasingly important to scholars and policy-makers alike. The growth of the geospatial information industry has allowed us to map not only political borders and disputed territories, but also the progression... Read more about Mapping Red Horizon: Exploring Space, Force, and Great Power Relations in Eurasia

Post-Soviet Conflict

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019
Harvard University
Department of Government
Gov 1199

Instructor: 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... Read more about Post-Soviet Conflict

SGSI 2018: International Negotiation & Decision-Making

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2018
Stanford University
Stanford Graduate Summer Institute 2018

Instructors: Janet Martinez, Brenna Marea Powell, Arvid Bell
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 based on... Read more about SGSI 2018: International Negotiation & Decision-Making

Post-Soviet Conflict

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2018
Harvard University
Department of Government
Gov 2152

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... Read more about Post-Soviet Conflict

International Negotiation & Decision-Making

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2017
Stanford University
Stanford Graduate Summer Institute 2017

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... Read more about International Negotiation & Decision-Making

Advanced Workshop in Multiparty Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Semester: 

Winter

Offered: 

2016

Harvard Kennedy School
Instructor: 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,...

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Advanced Workshop in Multiparty Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Semester: 

Winter

Offered: 

2015
Harvard Kennedy School
Instructor: 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... Read more about Advanced Workshop in Multiparty Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

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
Instructor: 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... Read more about Negotiation Practicum