The Public Conversations Project prevents and transforms conflicts driven by deep differences in identity, beliefs, or values.
September 17, 2012 — Twenty-four hours after the horrific shootings in Aurora, the questions started forming in my mind. They arose not from the tragedy itself, but from the predictable parade of clichés and catchphrases that followed—gun ownership vs. gun control—as if proclaiming them one more time would settle the debate.
May 9, 2012 — In this piece,* Public Conversations Associate Bob Stains gives us a deeper look into the theories and practices behind Public Conversations' dialogue training.
February 24, 2012 — Our friends at the Jewish Dialogue Group are spearheading the Deliberation Project, an initiative to promote vibrant, constructive dialogue within Jewish communities about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
January 10, 2012 — If explosive social issues are more complex than we think, so is planning a dialogue around them—especially when it comes to the guest list.
December 21, 2011 — The wreath is still hanging on the door at Public Conversations headquarters. Even as December passes by in a whirlwind of lights and cookies, thoughts of giving remain with us. After all, giving doesn’t end when the ball drops. The coming year is sprinkled with birthdays, anniversaries, and Hallmark holidays of all shapes and sizes.
November 10, 2011 —This week at Public Conversations, we are proud to present our newest workshop, produced in collaboration with Courage & Renewal Northeast. We welcome you to join us in January on the campus of Wellesley College for:
October 6, 2011 — As a young teacher working in an urban Cleveland neighborhood in the early 70s, I quickly learned that all my creative ideas for teaching rigorous academic subjects were not enough. I needed to also have the capacity to connect with my students and create a sense of community in the classroom.