The Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Collaboratory (formerly the Kennedy School Negotiation Project) develops ways to connect students of negotiation with practitioners on the frontlines and faculty leading cutting-edge research. We advance the field of experiential learning and motivate innovations in teaching advanced negotiation in simulated environments. We pursue the interdisciplinary study of developments and trends at the intersection of negotiation and leadership.
In 2016, the Kennedy School Negotiation Project was launched based on the belief that you can’t lead if you can’t negotiate. Today’s public leaders are faced with increasingly complex problems that require cross-boundary, collaborative leadership. At our core, our mission was, and remains, to equip next-generation practitioners with a comprehensive toolkit and repertoire of negotiation skills to enable leaders to tackle the world’s toughest problems.
Now, we are expanding this mission and connecting students with ways to not only develop their own interpersonal negotiation skills, but to practice with and learn from real world practitioners, and seek to understand the complex conflict ecosystems we all inhabit.
Through our programming, students will find ways to develop their own skills outside of the classroom; find opportunities to connect frameworks and tools to their specific negotiation challenges and contexts; work with frontline negotiators from around the world; and advance innovative research.