The University of Arizona

Creating Community Solutions, Part of the National Dialogue on Mental Health

The Institute is working to bring communities together to talk about mental health and create action plans.

Bipartisan Cooperation

Former Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill W. Clinton serve as the Honorary Chairs for the Institute

Next Generation: Building Trust Through Civil Discourse

Many state legislators are our future national lawmakers. The Institute has designed a workshop to help them build trust through civil discourse.

Respect or Reject: Let's Put Civility Back into Political Campaigns

You ranked the campaign ads... who was the most respectful? And how'd they do in the election?


The Institute's Research Network is working to develop an integrated research agenda

Text, Talk, Act

Do you know how to help a friend in need? Text, Talk, Act to learn how!

NICD's Creating Community Solutions Named 2015 Top 10 Projects by Harvard's Ash Center

CCS named in the 2015 Top 10 Roy and Lila Ash Innovations in Public Engagement in Government Award.

National Institute for Civil Discourse

Mission:  The National Institute for Civil Discourse will integrate research and practice to support and enable:

  • Elected officials capable of working to solve the big issues facing our country.
  • A public demand for civil discourse and a government that works in the best interests of the country as a whole.
  • A media that informs and engages citizens.

The Institute on Arizona Illustrated

Institute Advisory Board Member and former Senator Olympia Snowe and Institute Executive Director Dr. Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer recently sat down for interviews with Arizona Illustrated during their trip to Tucson.