Arvid Bell

Arvid Bell

Staff Faculty Associate Scholar-Entrepreneur

Director, Negotiation Task Force; Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

Arvid Bell is a scholar and entrepreneur who specializes in negotiation strategy, crisis leadership, conflict system analysis, and international security. He is Lecturer on Government at Harvard University, Director of the Negotiation Task Force at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and Partner at Negotiation Design & Strategy (NDS), a training, advisory, and research development group.

Bell was appointed to the inaugural cohort of Davis Center Scholar-Entrepreneurs, outstanding scholars and innovators who pursue pioneering research agendas, build new institutions, mentor students, and bring regional studies closer to practice. An expert in crisis simulation design, Bell has launched a new generation of immersive case exercises used internationally to train decision-makers in government, military, and the private sector. He has testified on international conflict at the German and the European Parliaments, briefed NATO military personnel before their deployment to Afghanistan, and led workshops to a diverse array of audiences, including high school students, business leaders, and U.S. military officers, as well as students at Stanford University, Columbia University, and the University of Oxford.

Bell has published research in International Negotiation, Negotiation Journal, and International Studies Perspectives and was a Co-Investigator of the Middle East and North Africa Negotiation Report, a collaborative effort of scholars and students from Harvard University, Tufts University, Brandeis University, and Reichman University. He is also a member of the Executive Board of the Arms Control Negotiation Academy (ACONA), a Fellow with the Institution Quraysh for Law & Policy (iQ), and a Fellow with the Conflict Analytics Lab at Queen’s University.

He holds a Franco-German dual master’s degree in Political Science and International Affairs from the Free University of Berlin and Sciences Po Paris, a master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, and a doctoral degree in Political Science from Goethe University Frankfurt.

Selected Publications