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

  • Nourish 2015
    You won't want to miss our annual gathering of dialogue champions. Join us! READ MORE
  • Trust and the Table
    Part I of a series on the role of trust and relationship-building in negotiations with Iran. READ MORE
  • 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
  • Inside Out: Leading from a Connected Place
    Fan of "Inside Out?" You'll want to check out this specialty fall workshop! 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
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.

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Aug 24, 2015

This is the second part of a three-part series on the role of trust in the Iranian negotiations. To read about getting to the table in the absence of trust, read the first part here.

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