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We negotiate every day, with business partners, representatives of firms and governments, and even at home. Because of the varied settings in which it occurs, scholars study negotiation from multiple disciplines, including economics (bargaining theory), political science, public affairs and policy (international and governmental bargaining), psychology (negotiation processes), law (mediation/arbitration and pretrial bargaining) and business (negotiation between firms and between firms and customers). Unfortunately, these scholars and their research are rarely brought into contact with one another.


The Center's objective is to create, collect and promote research on the boundaries of these disciplines. We plan to achieve this objective through a number of initiatives.



Our ultimate goal is to bring together scholars from different disciplines who study related topics, and to use the collected insights to inform negotiation practice through education and outreach.