Who We Are
The Negotiation Task Force (NTF) is an interdisciplinary training, advisory and research development group that specializes in multi-stakeholder negotiations in complex environments and high-risk situations.
We prepare you for high-stakes, high-risk situations characterized by chaos, crisis, and complexity – “3C Environments” that are a substantial risk even for experienced leaders. We know that chaos in negotiations can be overwhelming. But chaos is also a source of power. We show you how to use it.
The NTF was incubated in 2019 through the Scholar-Entrepreneur Initiative at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. In 2023, the NTF transitioned out of the university to become an independent organization. In 2024, the NTF is merging with Negotiation Design & Strategy, LLC (NDS) into a single entity —the new Negotiation Task Force.
Our website will undergo a transformation over the next few months, so please stay tuned for a revamped online experience that mirrors our united vision for the future of negotiation. In the meantime, please follow us on LinkedIn to hear more about this merger.
We have worked with clients in government (e.g., the U.S. Department of State), military (e.g., the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command), the private sector (e.g., one of the world’s largest commercial airlines), and philanthropy (e.g., one of America’s largest private foundations) in the United States, Europe, and geopolitical hot spots, including Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Middle East.
Arvid Bell, CEO
Justin Fong, COO
Taylor Valley, Senior Associate
Sam Navracruz, Special Projects Assistant
Monica Giannone, Advisor
Dana Wolf, Advisor