In the Media

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“Politics at the Table” HearSay, WHRV Radio, November 21, 2018

“How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Thanksgiving” The New York Times, November 20, 2018

“Finding Reason in Difficult Conversations” Let's Gather, November 19, 2018

“A Political Bubble, Burst” Scranton Journal, Fall 2018

“Recovering the (Lost) Art of Civility” The New York Times, October 29, 2018

“Birmingham-Southern religion professors to attend summer teaching workshop”, July 26, 2018

“Running Class Discussions on Divisive Topics Is Tricky. Here’s One Promising Approach.” Chronicle of Higher Education, July 19, 2018

Op/ed by Parisa Parsa: “To move from outrage to courage: Why we need to talk” Advance Local, June 28, 2018

Stories, Videos, and Continued Engagement with “Guns: An American Conversation” Advance Local, June 28, 2018

“Complicating the Narratives” Solutions Journalism, June 27, 2018

“State Department fellowship programs brings emerging leaders to the U.S. to share skills” Daily Hampshire Gazette, June 2, 2018

“What happens when 15 strangers talk guns in America? Emotions run high, but some common ground is found” MassLive News, May 20, 2018

“Parkland shooting, interest in finding solutions to gun violence help teen, 63-year-old surgeon develop unique friendship” MassLive News, May 17, 2018

“Young, black and Republican: Why this NRA member thinks education is key in the conversation about guns in America” MassLive News, May 11, 2018

“'I didn't know how strong I was;' Two mothers deeply affected by gun violence share how it impacted their lives” MassLive News, May 10, 2018

"A Friendship Forged in Disagreement" April 6, 2018

"What Happens When You Reimagine the Difficult Conversation about Guns", April 4, 2018

“New 'dialogue journalism' project will immerse itself in gun debate” Poynter, March 16, 2018



"Difficult Conversations in Uncertain Times" January 20, 2017



"Healing the Divide, One Conversation at a Time" WGBH. December 12, 2016.

"Making Thanksgiving Great Again" Detroit Today. November 23, 2016.

"Social Gatherings Need Healthy Debate" Public News Service. November 28, 2016.

"Pass the Turkey. Now, Let's Talk Politics" Denver Post. November 23, 2016.

"My View: Lets Tell Some Truth Before Reconciliation" Deseret News. November 12, 1016.

"After Trump's Remarkable Win, Can National Reconciliation Follow?" Christian Science Monitor. November 9, 2016.

"Make American Whole Again: How the US Can Heal its Political Rift" New Scientist. November 2, 2016.

"Who is the Public Conversations Project?" Wicked Local Lexington. July 8, 2016.

"PCCI Holds Seminar on Reflective Structured Dialogue with Public Conversations Project" Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry. July 7, 2016.

"Olive Branch Giving Circle" KGNU. March 30, 2016.

"Is There a Movement to Depolarize America?"  Deseret News. March 6, 2016.

"Boulder Focus Group on Firearm Use" Boulder Jewish News. February 25, 2016.



"SUNY Potsdam Associate Dean Phil Neisser Honored With Award from Public Conversations Project" SUNY Potsdam. October 23, 2015.

Interview with Dave Joseph. The Doug Knoll Show. October 1, 2015.

"Lessons from 25 Years of Bridging Divides at Public Conversations Project" September 25, 2015. Featuring interview with Director of Programs, Dave Joseph.

"Finding a New Tone for the Day of Atonement" September 23, 2015. Featuring blog by Director of Programs, Dave Joseph.

"How to Get the Most Out of a Conference," Harvard Business Review. July 8, 2015. Featuring insights from Executive Director, Parisa Parsa.

"Public Conversations Project: The Leader in Fostering Constructive Discussions." May 6, 2015.

"Rehumanizing Difference Through Dialogue." May 4, 2015. Featuring interview with Director of Training, Bob Stains.

"Sexual Orientation: Conversations that Strengthen Community in Challenging Times." Texas Conflict Coach. February 12, 2015. Featuring interview with Director of Training, Bob Stains.



"How to Talk Guns: First, Get to Know Each Other." Christian Science Monitor. November 21, 2014. 

Public Conversations facilitated public dialogue on gun control, second amendment rights, and community in Montana with the support of local mediators.



"As Nigeria Battles Islamist Boko Haram, An Imam and Pastor Spread Tolerance." Christian Science Monitor. November 8, 2013.

Practitioner Dave Joseph tells the story of dialogue in Nigeria, where the Isalmist militant group Boko Haram is sowing terror, an imam and a pastor team up to preach religious tolerance.

"On Guns: For a Conversation Rather than a Debate, Start With These Questions." Christian Science Monitor. May 13, 2013.

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