Advanced Negotiation: Public Policy
Advanced Negotiation courses are designed to take students beyond the two-party, lawyer-client negotiations that were the focus of the Negotiation Seminar, to examine many facets of negotiation complexity, both in terms of the participants and topics. This section will focus on multi-party negotiations, working in teams, decision-making in groups, and negotiating on behalf of stakeholder organizations to solve complex problems, achieve meaningful results on behalf of constituencies or the public good, or to impact or make policy-related decisions or agreements. We will study a diverse set of case studies and simulations addressing policy issues including natural resources management, land use and water disputes, economic development, political logjams on Capitol Hill, implementation of the 9/11 Commission recommendations, and efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The goal of the class is for each student to become more expert and adept: (a) In understanding, analyzing, and mapping multiparty public policy negotiations, for purposes of strategic intervention, negotiation preparation, or policy analysis; (b) In participating skillfully and effectively, whether directly as a party or a stakeholder, as a lawyer representing a client, or an organizational officer; and (c) In designing and facilitating successful stakeholder dialogue and consensus building processes. As in all Gould Center courses, class sessions are highly interactive, the curriculum and readings highly interdisciplinary, and the relationship between experiential and analytical learning highly integrated. Students will be engaged in a number of negotiation exercises and simulations requiring a significant level of engagement and providing an equivalent level of personal, professional and intellectual development rewards. Special Instructions: Attendance at and participation in the simulations is required. Passing is dependent upon active participation and submission of several group and individual short papers. Prerequisite: Negotiation Seminar (Law 615) or its substantial equivalent. Advanced degree students (and graduate students in other departments and programs) are encouraged to enroll provided that they have previous negotiation training or equivalent practice experience. After the term begins, students accepted into the course can transfer from section (01) into section (02), which meets the R requirement, with consent of the instructor. Students approved for "R" credit will be graded on the H/P/R/F system. Prerequisites: Negotiation Seminar. Elements used in grading: Class participation and engagement, including simulations; attendance; preparation for and contributions to discussion; short written assignments; final paper and oral presentation.
Instructors for this courseJanet Martinez
Jonathan D. Greenberg