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

  • Preserving Land, Honoring Heritage
    What happens when changes in our natural world alter our relationships to the places that mean most to us? READ MORE
  • A Guide to Mindfulness
    Want to bring your most mindful self into challenging conversations? Your best friend may have the answers. READ MORE
  • Looking at Inside Out from Outside In
    How "Inside Out" makes the strong - and hilarious - case for empathy. READ MORE
  • Race: By the Narrative, By the Number?
    What are we talking about when we talk about racial identity? READ MORE
  • Now Available: Fall Workshops
    Space is limited, so sign up early for Public Conversations' fall and winter workshops, kicking off with our flagship workshop. 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
Jun 29, 2015
On June 20th, Public Conversations Project, the Center for Peace, Democracy and Development at UMass Boston's John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, and series sponsor Bridge Alliance convened Boston's first... 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 >
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 every day
Jul 22, 2015

“How was soccer practice?” I asked my son as he climbed into the car – my usual question when I pick him up. “Hmmmph” is how I think you would spell the sound that came from the backseat, where all I saw was shrugged shoulders and a grumpy stare out the car window.

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