Greta Van Susteren has joined the board of a new institute for civility set up in the wake of the Arizona shootings.
The National Institute for Civil Discourse opened on Monday at the University of Arizona in Tuscon. In its own words, it is "a nonpartisan center for debate, research, education and policy generation regarding civility in public discourse."
Van Susteren joins a starry group at the head of the Institute. Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush are serving as the honorary chairs. Other board members include former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former chief of staff to Ronald Reagan Kenneth Duberstein, former Kentucky Attorney General Trey Grayson, and former Arizona Congressman Jim Kolbe. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and former Senator Tom Daschle are two more honorary co-chairs of the institute.
Van Susteren is the only member of the media to serve on the board. In a blog post, she called herself "very lucky" to be a part of the project.