The MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program (PDP) has been involved in more than fifty complex consensus building and dispute resolution efforts over the past three decades.

Some projects have been in conjunction with the not-for-profit Consensus Building Institute, others under the umbrella of the MIT Science Impact Collaborative and several with colleagues at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. These projects range from municipal efforts to make development decisions, to regional projects aimed at siting necessary but local unpopular facilities; provincial, state and national efforts to formulate energy policy and natural resource management plans, to global efforts to draft treaties or multilateral agreements.

PDP leadership has worked in many countries including Israel/Palestine, Chile, Mexico, Malaysia, Japan, Finland, Canada, Germany, Philippines, Nigeria, and most recently the Arctic and Indonesia. PDP has provided advice and assistance to the World Bank, the Inter-American Bank, United Nations Environment Program, the United Nations Development Program, the G-77, OECD, and the Supreme Courts of Ireland, Israel and the Philippines.