The Public Conversations Project prevents and transforms conflicts driven by deep differences in identity, beliefs, or values.
January 10, 2013 — Happy New Year, blogosphere! 2013 is upon us and the new year is great time for new beginnings. Here at Public Conversations, we've been working to launch a new blog, Doing Dialogue.
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.
August 31, 2012 — All right folks, we finally have a winner! We are proud to announce that the winner of our Tagline Contest is Larry Snider, with his contribution, "Communication for a change." A big thank you goes out to Larry AND everyone else who participated in the contest! We saw so many fabulous entries and were inspired by them all.
August 2, 2012 — The Public Conversations Project's unique, experiential workshops equip people from all fields with knowledge, skills and tools for preventing and transforming deep conflict. This fall, we are offering a series of workshops in Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and our hometown of Boston.
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.
February 2, 2012 —This morning, the morning of January 8, 2012, at 10:11, Tucsonans were encouraged to ring bells in remembrance of the January 8, 2011 "Your Congress at the Corner" shooting which killed six, injured several, included Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and tore the threads of the Tucson's social fabric.
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.