Education at Harvard

Everyone experiences conflict, and we could all do better resolving our conflicts.  INP works to provide students across Harvard University with the opportunity to better understand, manage, and resolve conflict in their own lives and as emerging leaders across many sectors. 

  • Courses:  INP supports an undergraduate platform of activities on conflict resolution, including an annual course taught by Professor Shapiro called, "GHHP 60: Conflict Management: Undergraduate CurriculumFrom the Interpersonal to the International."  In this course, students deep dive into negotiation theory, including its rational, emotional, and identity-based dimensions, and they take part in dynamic, experiential exercises and self-reflection activities to enhance their knowledge and know-how of negotiation.
  • Guest Lectures.  INP faculty lecture across Harvard University, including recent presentations at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, the Harvard Divinity School, Harvard College, and Harvard Medical School.
  • Executive Education Programs.  INP faculty contribute to a variety of executive education programs including Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation and the Harvard Kennedy School's Leadership and Decision Making program.
  • Harvard College International Negotiation Program: INP has worked with students to form a new undergraduate negotiation club called the "Harvard College International Negotiation Program."  INP sponsors and advises the club, which serves as both a resource for students interested in negotiation and a hub of activities to strengthen student's knowledge of and skill in conflict resolution.  The program also provides opportunities for students to spread INP's negotiation frameworks to communities, academic institutions, and high school initiatives such as the Model UN.
  • Undergraduate Internships: INP hosts student researchers to support its research and educational initiatives.  It also partners with the Harvard Global Health Institute in hosting Harvard undergraduate researchers to further INP's research and educational efforts and to provide hands-on experience for students.