xNI/Experimental Negotiation Initiative

Programs & Projects
Peacebuilding Area
November 14, 2022

Breaking Through Impossible Conflict with the BB3 Workshop

For the past 5 years, xNI has been working with William Ury, co-founder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation and best-selling co-author of Getting to YES to distill 45+ years of experience working in difficult conflict around the world into a proven method and mindset that works to transform seemingl...
October 18, 2022

Founding the eXperimental Negotiation Initiative: An OEF Incubation Story

In 2017, as the conflict between the US and North Korea was escalating, the founder of OEF, Marcel Arsenault, partnered with Harvard’s co-founder of the Program for Negotiation, William Ury, to see if there was any way to interrupt the path to the growing potential of a nuclear exchange.
February 16, 2022

Unstuck: Getting to Peace in Colombia

In 2015, negotiations were in full swing during the Colombian peace process. The negotiators were discussing one of the most complex issues: the delicate question of transitional justice and who would be held accountable for the thousands of war crimes. After a complete deadlock, President Juan Manu...