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NDS is an interdisciplinary training, advisory and research development group that specializes in negotiation and crisis management in complex environments and high-risk situations.

Our team comprises experts and scholars in negotiation, crisis leadership, mediation, conflict resolution, and related disciplines.

​One of our most effective assets are our interactive training modules. They combine proven skill-building frameworks with immersive learning simulations. The real-world scenarios of these practical exercises are geared toward current challenges at the crossroads between public, private, and security affairs.

Administered by our experienced trainers and adjustable to our clients’ needs, these crisis leadership training platforms allow for individual and collective performance assessment and skill-building beyond the classroom.

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Arvid is a scholar and entrepreneur specializing in negotiation strategy, crisis leadership, and international security. He is a Lecturer on Government at Harvard University, Director of the Negotiation Task Force at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and Co-Founder of NDS. Arvid is a graduate of Harvard Kennedy School and holds a doctorate in political science from Goethe University Frankfurt.

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Justin is an entrepreneur with a focus on power sector finance and economics and Co-Founder and CEO of Hue.Ai, a fast-growing AI company developing next-gen optical and color management products and software. He is a graduate of Harvard Kennedy School and Co-Founder of NDS.



Special Projects Assistant

Vinicius is a Brazilian Scholarship Recipient at Tufts University double majoring in International Relations and Economics. He has carried out research in Morocco and at the Harvard Kennedy School and has had internship experiences at Anheuser-Busch Inbev and Citibank. Vinicius participates in the Tufts Debate Society and organizes conferences such as the Brazil Conference at Harvard and MIT.

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Monica is a consultant who specializes in negotiation, coalition management, and systemic multi-constituency exercises. She is also the Director at the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Collaboratory at Harvard Kennedy School and an Adjunct Lecturer in the Management Division at Babson College where she teaches negotiation in the MBA program.



Senior Associate

Taylor is a negotiation researcher with a background in international affairs and focus on contemporary Russo-Latin American relations. She holds a master’s in Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Studies from Harvard University and is a PhD student in Political Science at Northeastern University.



Senior Consultant

Dana focuses on international conflict management, resolution, and negotiation in the Middle East. She is a lecturer at the Lauder School of Government at IDC Herzliya in Israel and researches and teaches public international law. Dana holds an LL.M from New York University  School of Law, an LL.B from IDC Radzyner School of Law, a B.A. in Business Administration from IDC Arison School of Business, and has served as a research fellow at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School as well as an Adviser to the Legal Counselor at the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations in New York.

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