Homo Negotiander Initiative


INP affiliate Steve Nisenbaum, a psychology faculty member at Harvard Medical School, and colleagues are developing a new evolutionary model of human nature, which Dr. Nisenbaum calls Homo Negotiander, alluding to the notion that the core to evolution may be our capacity to negotiate with one another and with our environment.  To further this initiative, Dr. Nisenbaum is working on a book on this topic and has successfully launched the newest iteration of an INP-affiliated annual event, “Hollywood Scriptures,” a partnership with the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the William James College.  This program showcases conflict-related movies as well as post-movie panel discussions to capture key insights and wrestle with moral and ethical dilemmas of conflict resolution.