Laura and Dick Chasin Honored
On September 30, 2015, Public Conversations Project founders Laura and Dick Chasin were honored by the New York State Dispute Resolution Association. The two were awarded the Andrew Thomas PeaceBuilder Award, established in 1996 to honor individuals and organizations that have promoted the field of alternative dispute resolution.
Awardees are selected for promoting the welfare of society as a public official, community volunteer or social service organization in support of a peaceful community, and advocating for peaceful alternative dispute resolution means for resolving conflict, particularly in national or international work. Past recipients include mediator Charlie Pillsbury, global peacebuilder Louise Diamond, and author and activist Arun Gandhi.
Pictured with Dick and Laura Chasin, from left: Board President Tara Fishler and Executive Director Charlotte Carter (both of the New York State Dispute Resolution Association). Photo courtesy of New York State Dispute Resolution Association.