On the evening of February 1 participants in the Harvard PON-PSA Negotiation Program convened to hear from Dr. Brian Mandell, Director of the Harvard Kennedy School Negotiation Project. Dr. Mandell focused his presentation on small group negotiation dynamics and the process of developing a “negotiation note card.” After Mandell’s lecture, program participants negotiated through another simulation, discussed their results, and then broke into small groups to discuss and negotiate over issue areas that occupy their time on a daily basis.
Brian S. Mandell is Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Chair of the Wexner-Israel Fellowship Program, and Director of the Harvard Kennedy School Negotiation Project. His teaching and research address the theory and practice of negotiation, emphasizing third-party facilitation and consensus building in domestic and international protracted policy disputes. He writes about contentious disputes and is completing a book on scenario planning for conflict managers and negotiation practitioners. Before coming to Harvard, Brian Mandell taught at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa. Previously, he was a strategic analyst for the Canadian Department of National Defense, specializing in UN peacekeeping and the implementation of arms control agreements. A Pew Faculty Fellow, a faculty member at Harvard’s Program on Negotiation (PON) and at the Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership (CPL), as well as a Senior Research Associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Brian Mandell holds a PhD from the University of Toronto.