Harvard Negotiation Alumni Society (HNAS) is the main organizer of the conference. HNAS is a Harvard-wide shared interest organization that is dedicated to serving and impacting Harvard alumni globally who are in involved in or interested in the field of negotiation. HNAS also works with faculty/scholars and students from all 12 Harvard schools on a similar basis. HNAS also has a mission to expand and provide cutting-edge thought leadership on negotiation to members of the Harvard community and beyond.
PwC is the key industry partner for the conference. PwC is a global fortune 500 consulting firm that focuses on audit and assurance, tax and consulting services. Additionally, in the US, PwC concentrates on 16 key industries and provides targeted services that include — but are not limited to — human resources, deals, forensics, and consulting services; and are experts in resolving complex issues and identify opportunities.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT and IT-enabled infrastructure, engineering TM and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata Group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has a global footprint and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India.
In addition to the main conference program, there will also be a concurrent youth initiative that exposes high school students (including those from under-served /under-resourced communities) to the same tools and techniques that academia and corporate America are using in negotiations, conflict resolution and leadership development. This program is designed to develop a new generation of empowered negotiators to become leaders who can solve the most pressing problems of their communities and the world. The youth program is organized in conjunction with BUILD, a non-profit that focuses on teaching entrepreneurship skills to low-income students, and the Institute for Negotiation Leadership & Diplomacy (INLD), a Boston-based social enterprise dedicated to equipping youth with negotiation skills as an economic empowerment tool.
Partnering organizations at Harvard are involved with organizing, planning, advising, supporting and/or promoting the conference to constituents within the Harvard ecosystem and beyond. These include: Harvard International Negotiation Program at Harvard Law School, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice at Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School Public Speaking & Negotiation Club, Harvard Association for Law & Business, and Harvard Alumni Entrepreneur.