Negotiation Task Force

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The Negotiation Task Force (NTF) at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University promotes innovative solutions to Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security challenges by creating spaces for cross-cultural negotiation research, training, and strategic analysis. We pioneer new models for high-impact knowledge dissemination, train practitioners in advanced negotiation skills, and build long-term conflict management capacity.



Teamwork: We unite a diverse team of scholars, students, and professionals to produce innovative negotiation research, analyses, and exercises.

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Training: We host Red Horizon, a 3-day immersive crisis exercise for senior national and international security practitioners, and ACONA, a 12-month professional development program for a competitively selected cohort of rising arms control experts.

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Design: We develop interactive negotiation exercises and training simulations.

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Research: We conduct impact-oriented negotiation research on current security issues in the Euro-Atlantic sphere and Eurasia.

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Events: We present research findings at academic conferences and disseminate knowledge through Negotiation Boot Camps.


Students: Do you have a strong interest in international affairs or negotiation? Join our team as a Research Assistant or a Case Writer.

Scholars: Does your work focus on security issues in the Euro-Atlantic sphere or Eurasia? Join our international network of experts and collaborate with us on current research initiatives.

Professionals: Interested in sharpening your negotiating skills with one of our exercises or specialized workshops? Contact us to bring a Negotiation “Boot Camp” to your organization.

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