You can’t lead if you can’t negotiate.
Climate Change. Civil War. Nuclear arms. Trade deals. Cyber security. Congressional deadlock. Political polarization.
Today’s public leaders are faced with increasingly complex problems that require cross-boundary, collaborative leadership. The Kennedy School Negotiation Project seeks to equip next-generation practitioners with a comprehensive toolkit and repertoire of negotiation skills to enable leaders to tackle the world’s toughest problems.
KSNP seeks to train leaders in the business, government, and non-profit sectors with skills found at the critical intersection of negotiation and leadership. KSNP will provide students, practitioners, and the broader negotiation and conflict resolution (NCR) community avenues to study, research, and design new ways of practice within this critical interface.
KSNP Director and HKS Senior Lecturer Brian Mandell established KSNP to bring together affiliated faculty from the Harvard Kennedy School whose work on negotiation, conflict management, alternative dispute resolution, and intersectional leadership expands the way our community and the broader field studies leadership and negotiation.
To equip HKS students with the leadership and negotiation training to strengthen their performance in an increasingly demanding world.
To expand research opportunities for next generation negotiators.
To provide the training and expertise found within HKS to the broader community.
To expand the field of experiential learning and motivate advances in teaching advanced negotiation skills in simulated environments.
To advance the interdisciplinary study of developments and trends at the intersection of negotiation and leadership.