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Feb212011

University of Arizona to Announce New Center for Civil Discourse

President Obama speaking at the memorial service held at the University of Arizona’s McKale Memorial Center for the victims of the Jan. 8 shootings in Tucson. Photo Courtesy - The White House/Chuck Kennedy(TUCSON, Ariz.) -- The University of Arizona will unveil a new, nonpartisan center Monday, nearly three months after shootings in Tucson left six people dead and 13 others injured, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

According to The Washington Post, the National Institute for Civil Discourse will focus on civility in political debate and will be funded by private donations.  The center will be chaired by former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush, and co-chaired by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and former Senate Majority Leader Thomas Daschle.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, President Ronald Reagan's chief of staff Kenneth M. Duberstein, Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren, director of Harvard University's Institute of Politics Trey Grayson, and former Rep. Jim Kolbe of Arizona will serve as board members.

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