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UA Establishes National Institute for Civil Discourse

On February 21, 2011, the University of Arizona announced the establishment of the National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD). A nonpartisan think tank, former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush will act be honorary chairs, while former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, will be honorary co-chairs. NICD will be housed in the UA's School of Government and Public Policy, in collaboration with the UA Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government in the James E. Rogers College of Law and other departments throughout the University. More information about the institute can be found in the February 21, 2011, UANews announcement, here.

Additional press coverage can be found here:

  • Arizona Daily Star article, February 22, 2011;
  • Arizona Illustrated interview with NCID director Brint Milward and co-director Sally Rider, February 21, 2011;
  • New York Times article, February 21, 2011;
  • Huffington Post article, February 21, 2011;
  • UANews video of announcement, February 21, 2011.