PSA-Harvard Negotiation Program

ABOUT

The PSA-Harvard Negotiation Program is a joint initiative between PSA and Harvard University to encourage bipartisan solutions across Capitol Hill.  Started in 2014, the program strives to train Hill staffers in best negotiation practices to improve congressional capacity to overcome policy impasses.  Participants receive professional negotiation training to better identify collective interests, facilitate productive conversations, and pursue common ground.  Through instruction in negotiation techniques and legislative simulations, the program aims to equip congressional staff with the tools needed to strengthen bipartisan problem-solving in Congress.

As a joint program with the Harvard University, the Negotiation Program is made possible in part to the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Madison Initiative, a nonpartisan initiative supports organizations that foster bipartisan problem-solving, strive to strengthen Congress as an institution, improve campaign finance, and set the stage for negotiation and compromise in Congress.

For further information about the program, please contact PSA Congressional Program Manager, Jessica Harrington at cpp@psaonline.org or 202-293-8580

NEWS AND EVENTS

Off-the-Record Discussion with Sec. Madeleine Albright

On December 13th,  Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State,…

PSA-Harvard Complete the 2015/2016 Program

Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) and Harvard Law School's…

Participant Presentation Night

June 13-- In the final session of the PSA-Harvard Negotiation…
Richard Nephew with PON

Richard Nephew Discusses the Iran Nuclear Agreement

On May 19, Richard Nephew, lead sanctions expert for the U.S.…
Mandell leading negotiations

Brian Mandell Leads PSA-Harvard Negotiation Event

On April 25th, Dr. Brian Mandell returned to the PSA-Harvard…

Jonathan Burks and John Righter discuss the Murray-Ryan Budget Deal

On March 10, Mr. Jonathan Burks, National Security Advisor to…
Brian Mandell teaches staffers

Mandell Speaks at PSA-Harvard Negotiation Event

On the evening of February 1 participants in the Harvard PON-PSA…

Sebenius Speaks at PSA-Harvard Evening Event

November 9, 2015 Professor James Sebenius joined PSA to expand…

PSA-Harvard Negotiation Program Kicks Off with Sunday Refresher

On Sunday, October 18 participants in the 2015/2016 PSA-Harvard…

PSA-Harvard Begin 2015/2016 Program

After a successful pilot of the 2014 PSA-Harvard negotiation…

PSA in Roll Call: How to Negotiate Anything

How to Negotiate Anything: Lessons Learned from Capitol Leaders…

Congressional Policy Staffers Go Beyond “Zero-Sum” Legislating

This September, the Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) and…

PRESS RELEASE: Capitol Hill Negotiation Program Tackles Gridlock

Congressional Policy Staffers Go Beyond “Zero-Sum” LegislatingWashington,…