Curhan founded the Program for Young Negotiators (PYN) in 1993 as an extension of his early research at Harvard University (funded by the Ford Foundation) on the development of negotiation skills among children. Since then, PYN has received multiple endorsements from both private and public sectors in recognition of its efforts to equip children with powerful negotiation techniques to achieve their goals without the use of violence. In 1996, the Program for Young Negotiators was selected by the United States Departments of Education and Justice as a model program for school based violence prevention. In 1998, Houghton Mifflin published the Young Negotiators curriculum (Curhan, 1998).
The Young Negotiators curriculum has been translated into Spanish, Hebrew, and Arabic, and has reached more than 35,000 students across the United States and abroad.
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