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We integrate negotiation science, complexity theory, and network analysis into immersive training environments, powerful skill-building frameworks, and innovative research initiatives with real-world impact.


  • Negotiation

  • Crisis Management

  • Decision-making

  • National Security

  • International Security

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Management

  • Leadership

  • Mediation

  • High-impact Negotiation Training

  • Crisis Leadership Scenarios

  • Simulation & Exercise Design

  • Negotiation Performance Assessment

  • Organizational Stress-Tests

  • Emergency Preparedness Exercises

  • Strategic Negotiation Planning

  • Negotiation Capacity Building

  • Decision Systems Improvement

  • Research Development


Bell, Arvid and Alexander Bollfrass (2021): "To Hell with the Cell: The Case for Immersive Statecraft Education," International Studies Perspectives, 23 (2), pp. 129-150.

Bell, Arvid and Taylor Valley (2020): "The Art of Negotiation Exercise Design: Five Basic Principles to Produce Powerful Learning Experiences," Negotiation Journal, 36 (1), pp. 57-72.

Bell, Arvid and Brian Mandell (2018). "Cognitive Maelstroms, Nested Negotiation Networks, and Cascading Decision Effects: Modeling and Teaching Negotiation Complexity with Systemic Multi-Constituency Exercises," Negotiation Journal, 34 (1), pp. 37-67.


Due to the confidential nature of our research, most NDS reports are not available for the public.

However, we also make certain grant sponsored research available to the public.

NDS Report 1908

WMD Capabilities Enabled by Additive Manufacturing

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