Public Conversations Project fosters constructive dialogue where conflicts are driven by differences in identity, beliefs, and values.

  • Transpartisan Conference
    Public Conversations building bridges between red and blue - part of a partnership hosting a Transpartisan conference in Boston on June 20 at UMass Boston. READ MORE
  • Bob Stains Shares His Journey
    Bob Stains shares his journey, and some lessons from a career in dialogue. Listen and learn with this fantastic interview. READ MORE
  • Leading by Listening
    Women across generations met at Mount Holyoke College to learn about the role of listening in reflective leadership. READ MORE
  • New Workshop Opportunities
    Public Conversations offers new learning opportunities with our Salons and Workshop Series. READ MORE
  • Our Method
    We all know what it feels like to have a good, constructive, respectful conversation. Our method is designed to help people have the conversation they need to have about some of the most difficult topics.  READ MORE
  • Our Impact
    At Public Conversations, we say "shifts happen." Learn about the shifts that have taken place for our clients and partners after working with our practitioners. READ MORE
May 6, 2015
When Public Conversations was first approached by, we were a little skeptical. "But we just did a dating service piece as a joke," we thought. Turns out, is actually a platform that features advice,... READ MORE >
May 4, 2015
On May 2nd, Public Conversations' own Bob Stains was the featured guest on a weekly call-in program called Awakin, which convenes those across fields for the purpose of deepening our self-awareness in a community of kindred spirits.  Bob... READ MORE >
Apr 23, 2015
Board member Sarah Buie made the news on Earth Day, in a fascinating article in Huffington Post by Wellesley College President Emerita Diana Chapman Walsh. Walsh captured her experience of participating in the Clark University Council on... READ MORE >
Dave Joseph, MSW | Field Manual

Public Conversations Project partnered with Interfaith Mediation Centre in Nigeria and UMass Boston to develop a "hybrid" dialogue guide to help facilitators bring together Christians and Muslims in workshops, dialogues, mediations, meetings, interventions or mentoring groups.

Dialogue on public issues
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May 18, 2015

In recent weeks, country has been tuned into the arguments around same-sex marriage posed to the Supreme Court.

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