Master students participated in the Harvard Negotiation Training Workshop
On Thursday, December 13, 09:30-18:00, the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs hosted a one-day, interactive negotiation training workshop led by experts from the Davis Center Negotiation Task Force at Harvard University.
The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies is the intellectual home of Harvard scholars and students with an interest in this critical region of the world. The Davis Center Negotiation Task Force promotes innovative solutions to Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security challenges by creating spaces for cross-cultural negotiation research, training, and strategic analysis. The NTF team pioneers new models for high-impact knowledge dissemination, trains practitioners in advanced negotiation skills, ands build long-term conflict management capacity.
The participants of this workshop, in particular, our Master students, Nikita Gryazin, Alessio Marini, Vyacheslav Kolomin, Anton Maslov and Rustam Isabekov, tested and practiced their negotiation skills through interactive training simulations. They walked away with a toolkit of "Harvard method" negotiation tactics that they can use in their professional life.
The negotiation training workshop had fantastic instructors:
Alexandra Vacroux is Executive Director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and Lecturer on Government at Harvard University. Her scholarly work addresses many Russian and Eurasian policy issues. In addition, she teaches popular courses on the comparative politics of Eurasia and post-Soviet conflict. She has mentored dozens of Harvard’s best and brightest Russian regional studies students and scholars. She is an active member of the bilateral Working Group on the Future of U.S.–Russia Relations, and co-chairs the Davis Center's long-running Comparative Politics Seminar. Prior to joining the Davis Center in 2010, Alexandra held a variety of scholarly and business positions in the American and Russian capitals. In Washington, DC, she was a Scholar at the Kennan Institute (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars). While living in Moscow for more than a decade in the 1990s, she was consultant to the Russian Privatization Agency, President of the American brokerage for the Brunswick Warburg investment bank, and member of the board of United Way Moscow. She also served as research associate at the Center for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR), a Russian think tank associated with the New Economic School. She holds a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University.
Arvid Bell leads the Negotiation Task Force at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. Arvid has taught negotiation at leading universities, including Harvard and Stanford, as well as for small groups of business leaders and government officials. He has been invited to speak at conferences in the United States, Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East and has testified at expert hearings at both the German and the European Parliament. A scholar and entrepreneur, Arvid is also a Partner at Negotiation Design & Strategy (NDS), a U.S.-based training, advisory, and research development group. Arvid holds a dual degree in political science and International Affairs from Free University of Berlin and Sciences Po Paris, and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University.