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Life Changing Secrets of

Mastering Difficult Conversations

Peter Boghossian

Thursday - May 2, 2024

SF Bay Area - Burlingame

About the Event

The Bastiat Society of San Francisco welcomes  Dr. Peter Boghossian, philosopher, teacher, speaker, and author of How to Have Impossible Conversations for a special dinner event.

Peter will discuss why civil discourse is indispensable, particularly in polarized times. Peter’s lectures impart practical, powerful tools that empower communication across seemingly impossible divides. Backed by science and evidence, audience members leave with practical, effective strategies, skills, and techniques for the most difficult conversations.

You will discover:

  • The Fundamentals of Good Conservation

  • Advanced Skills to Engage the Close-Minded

  • Ways to start changing minds and improving your communication

You will receive a free copy of Dr. Boghossian's book, How to Have Impossible Conversations.


Event Schedule

5:30 - 6:00: Check in

6:00 - 6:30: Book Talk

6:30 - 7:15: Dr. Boghossian's Secrets of Conversation

7:30 - 8:30: Workshop: Knowledge into Action

8:30 - 9:00: Book Signing

Registered attendees will receive a free copy of How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide


"How to Have Impossible Conversations offers solutions to the problems of timidity, incivility, fear, and distrust that blight our conversational landscape."

About Dr. Peter Boghossian

Peter Boghossian is a Founding Faculty member at the University of Austin and 

the Executive Director of National Progress Alliance. Peter has a teaching pedigree spanning more than 25 years that focuses on the Socratic method, scientific skepticism, and critical 

thinking. Peter’s dissertation explored increasing the moral reasoning of prison inmates 

and aiding their resistance to crime. His most recent book is How to Have 

Impossible Conversations, and his writing can be found in The New York Times, The 

Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, Time Magazine, National Review, and elsewhere. His work is centered on bringing the tools of professional philosophers to a wide variety of contexts to help people think through what seem to be intractable problems.

Learn more about Peter's work by visiting:

Linktree: Peter Boghossian

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