SLATE works with Harvard Kennedy School faculty to develop original curricular materials including cases, video, multimedia cases, simulations, issue briefs, concept notes, etc. Our team includes learning designers, professional case writers, and a video producer, all of whom are skilled at crafting high-quality active learning materials that foster critical thinking in the classroom.
We provide end-to-end service, from initial concept to original research, writing and editing services, quote clearance, teaching plans, and even dry runs for new materials.
This two-part case (presented in one document) is designed to help students: analyze and understand how China became a regional and global power - economically, diplomatically, and militarily; examine contemporary Chinese leaders' conceptions of China's national purpose and consider how these conceptions shape or influence China's role in its region and in the world.
Developed for negotiation classes, this case takes the perspective of a respected, but not especially powerful, mid-level person—one without even a seat at the bargaining table—as she tries to find an effective way to advocate for her position amid a vast and complex international negotiation. It shows her creativity and strategic thinking as she worked within her own organization, with other NGOs, and with the national forest negotiators and delegates.
This case allows students to learn from first-hand accounts about the delicate balance involved in managing both external and internal negotiations in highly partisan, contentious negotiations. By taking an in-depth look at the Colombia peace negotiations, students can identify some of the innovative approaches that were used in terms of process design and discuss whether they would be applicable more broadly.
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