In response to the multitude of problems facing our nation, the Center created the Declaration on Civility and Inclusive Leadership, a document aimed at forging national unity by crossing party lines. The Declaration has garnered support from professional athletes to former government officials and has secured over 200 signatories.
Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Center hosted events in fall 2010 and spring 2011 on Civility and the American Experience. These events discussed the legacy of George Washington, Henry Clay, and Abraham Lincoln as leaders who exemplified pragmatism and compromise during times of political strife.
In 2007, the Center began an informal diplomatic effort, funded by the U.S. State Department, to aid in the rebuilding of trust between Israel and the Palestinian territories.