Negotiation Task Force | Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University

1730 Cambridge St. | Cambridge, MA 02138 | | Tel: (617) 496 2180

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© 2019 President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Our world is an increasingly complex and dangerous place. It needs real leaders to keep it safe.

Transform the way you think about international security. Step outside your daily routine and practice advanced negotiation and decision-making skills in a realistic international crisis scenario.

RED HORIZON: Force and Diplomacy in Eurasia is an immersive global crisis exercise incubated at the Negotiation Task Force of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University.

An intensely 

immersive scenario... 

Chaos on the Korean peninsula. The Kim dynasty has collapsed. Chinese military forces have moved in to “restore order.”

The incursion stuns the United States and her allies. North Korean generals in command of nuclear forces are rumored to be defecting. To whom? Intelligence is unreliable.


Tensions are rising in Europe, too. The U.S. has deployed next-generation missile defenses to Poland. To “defend Arctic shipping,” NATO prepares the largest maritime maneuver since the Cold War. In response, the Russian Northern Fleet moves to high alert.

...based on urgent geopolitical challenges.

Decision makers today must operate in a rapidly changing geopolitical environment.

The possibility of great power conflict has reemerged as a serious threat. International competition is intensifying across the political, economic, and informational spheres. At the same time, new technologies have allowed non-state actors to influence global conflict in novel ways.

These trends have challenged traditional instruments of statecraft, creating new opportunities for cooperation, but increasing the risk of conflict.

Through the RED HORIZON experience, you will uncover the hidden drivers of geopolitics, and acquire tools you need to tackle the world’s toughest problems.

"One of the most powerful decision-making exercises I have ever participated in."

Career U.S. Naval Officer

Negotiate with the best. 

RED HORIZON provides seasoned and emerging leaders from national security, academia, and industry with a unique training space to push their negotiation and decision-making skills to the next level.


You will be assigned to a team (U.S., China, Russia, or NATO) and receive a confidential briefing that outlines your objectives. Your realistic actor profile is created from data-driven research, informed by political trends across the Eurasian sphere and the Indo-Pacific. You conclude the exercise with a scenario debrief led by Negotiation Task Force experts.


​Upon completion of the three-day workshop, you will receive an official Certificate of Completion issued by the Negotiation Task Force of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.

“ A must for those wanting to understand the real-world pressures of policy-making.”

 Civil Servant, UK Ministry of Defence

Sharpen advanced



“An irreplaceable experience that sharpened my negotiation and decision-making skills and improved my situational analysis.”

– Ambassador-at-large, Lithuania

3D Methodology  

“I strongly recommend this weekend for mid-career or senior foreign policy practitioners involved in military, intelligence and diplomatic work."

— a serving British diplomat

About Our Team

The Negotiation Task Force (NTF) at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University promotes innovative solutions to Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security challenges.


Our team unites scholars, students, and professionals from Harvard University and beyond to produce innovative negotiation research, analyses, and exercises.


We pioneer new models for high-impact knowledge dissemination, train practitioners in advanced negotiation skills, and build long-term conflict management capacity.

Our Expert Advisors


Registration Information

 RED HORIZON: Force & Diplomacy in Eurasia 



Friday, December 13, 2019, 4pm-9pm

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 8:45am-7pm

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 8am-2pm



Harvard University Campus, Cambridge, MA, USA


Tickets available until sold out.

  • Early Registration Special (enrollment required by November 15): $1,850

  • Open enrollment: $2,950

  • Government/Military: $1,950

  • Non-profit: $1,950

  • Group discounts: Please email us at to inquire.


The participation fee covers the full 3-day training workshop and exercise, which includes: 

  • Friday: Strategic briefing and preparation

  • Saturday: Immersive full-day exercise 

  • Sunday: Debrief & discussion with negotiation experts

  • Meals: Friday working dinner; Saturday morning and evening refreshments and lunch; Sunday breakfast and refreshments

Participants are responsible for travel to and accommodation in Cambridge, MA.


  1. Complete the registration form here.

  2. Once your payment is received, your spot is reserved.

  3. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. 

Registration closes on December 4.


​Please email the Davis Center Negotiation Task Force team at or call the NTF office at +1 (617) 496 2180.