Negotiation Strategies Institute

INP is a key partner of the Negotiation Strategies Institute (NSI), a unique platform for equipping senior leadership in the Middle East with innovative negotiation frameworks and tools to address the complexities of negotiation.   Under the academic sponsorship of the Harvard Negotiation Project led by Prof. Jim Sebenius, NSI draws on the expertise of leading scholars and senior practitioners who have led historic processes and reached landmark outcomes.

The Institute operates under the premise that during times of instability and distrust, leaders require specialized skills to negotiate increasingly complex situations.   The current moment of global and regional transitions presents historic opportunities to shape a new reality for the better--and NSI provides critical frameworks, resources, and networks to help do so.

The Institute partners with leading international organizations to provide cutting edge perspectives on the theory and practice of negotiation.  Partners include the Folke Bernadotte Academy, Kennedy Institute (Ireland), Re-Thinking Conflict (Northern Ireland), Egmont Institute (Belgium) and Geneva Center for Security Policy along with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Ireland and Netherlands, as well as the William James Foundation. 

In April 2018, INP's Professor Shapiro led an intensive four-day workshop for a group of 27 of NSI's fellows.  The workshop examined cutting edge frameworks and tools for addressing the emotional and identity-based dimensions of negotiation and proved to be a powerful experience for attendees.  “Thanks to the program I changed the way I manage my day to day work and relationships. It changed my understanding of our problems” (Middle East Official) /  “This program is giving me the tools to think about negotiations and what is possible in a new and fresh way” (Middle East Official)   Sponsored by the Folke Bernadette Academy, this session took place in Sando, Sweden.

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NSI Workshop facilitated by Dr. Shapiro