The Washington Post talks with President Daniels about the new Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute

Johns Hopkins University will use a $150 million gift to create an institute geared toward improving civic discourse and engagement, an effort that comes at a time of increased political tensions and polarization.

Hopkins, a private university in Baltimore, announced plans for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute earlier this month. At the institute, experts will look at the “dynamics of societal, cultural, and political polarization” and try to figure out ways to make discussions and decision-making processes better, a news release on the effort states.

Read more in The Washington Post.