The Program on Negotiation (PON) is a university consortium dedicated to developing the theory and practice of negotiation and dispute resolution.
Although conflict is inevitable, individuals, organizations and communities can learn to handle disputes more effectively. Through research and other initiatives, PON encourages new thinking in negotiation theory, and provides a forum for the discussion of cutting-edge ideas. We offer comprehensive training to prepare students and professionals to assume leadership roles in the world community. Our faculty has taught thousands of executives from the public and private sectors to become better negotiators and more effective leaders. We strive to increase public awareness of successful negotiation processes and to connect the discussion of conflict resolution with current events and real-world contexts.