Projects & Clients
The Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) connects organizations that would benefit from strategic advice for ongoing or upcoming negotiations or disputes with Harvard Law School students. These students, trained in both the theory and practice of dispute resolution, are prepared to exercise their new skills and knowledge on behalf of real-life clients. Students will receive academic course credit for their work with HNMCP.
In order to prepare students we need the active participation of partners facing real world challenges who are willing to work with us. We warmly invite conflict resolution practitioners, businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and community groups to consider whether our clinic might suit their needs.
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2013 Fall Projects
Better Future Project
The Better Future Project’s “Divest for Our Future” campaign aims to persuade college and university presidents and boards to immediately freeze any new investment in fossil fuel companies, and divest from direct or indirect ownership of fossil fuel stocks and bonds within five years. HNMCP students will assess the challenges of this context and develop a training and related resources to help activists more effectively engage stakeholders about addressing the impact of fossil fuels. Continue reading
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading federal agency implementing disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion activities in the United States and abroad. HNMCP will conduct a rigorous assessment of, and provide recommendations for, strengthening CDC’s conflict prevention and management infrastructure. Continue reading
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health Office of the Ombudsman is a neutral, independent, and confidential resource providing informal assistance to NIH scientists, administrators, and support staff in addressing work-related issues. HNMCP will develop metrics for and conduct an assessment of a new pilot Peer Resolution Program the Office will launch in the fall of 2013. Continue reading
The OneVoice Movement is an Israeli-Palestinian parallel initiative seeking to build a two-state solution in the hope achieving a lasting peace for both peoples. HNMCP students will conduct a stakeholder assessment of businesses, think tanks, and NGO’s promoting conflict resolution in the region to determine how much mission-overlap they have and how they might better work together towards peace. Continue reading
Seeds of Peace
Seeds of Peace (SoP) inspires and equips new generations of leaders from regions of conflict with the relationships, understanding, and skills needed to advance lasting peace. SoP has contracted HNMCP to develop and deliver a basic training in mediation to its South Asian Senior and Graduate Seeds group—approximately 30 Afghan, Indian, and Pakistani youth—as well as develop a teaching guide so SoP staff can continue to deliver this training in the future. Continue reading
U.S. Office of Special Counsel
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is an independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency whose primary mission is to safeguard the merit system by protecting federal employees and applicants from prohibited personnel practices, especially reprisal for whistleblowing. Based on recommendations from two previous projects with HNMCP on specific aspects of the agency’s work, OSC now invites HNMCP to assess and make dispute systems design recommendations for the agency as a whole. Continue reading