George W. Bush Presidential Center

George W. Bush Presidential Center “The Center will be the focus of our attention, the place where we pursue our passions, and the forum for our public service for as long as we live.” - President George W. Bush November 12, 2009. www.bushcenter.org
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The George W. Bush Presidential Center is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which is operated by the National Archives and Records Administration, and the George W. Bush Institute. The Bush Institute, founded by President and Mrs. Bush in 2009, is a public policy center with the mission of advancing freedom by expanding opportunities for individuals at home and abroad. The work of the Bush Institute is inspired by the principles that guided the Bushes in public life. The Bush Center complex is located on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and also includes a 15-acre park, a full-service restaurant, Café 43, and a museum store.

Mission: Rooted in the guiding principles of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush, the Bush Center engages communities in the United States and around the world by cultivating leaders and advancing policies to solve today’s most pressing challenges.

There are a few more days to apply to play in the 2020 Bush Institute Warrior Open at the AT&T Byron Nelson! The tournam...
01/16/2020
Bush Institute Warrior Open

There are a few more days to apply to play in the 2020 Bush Institute Warrior Open at the AT&T Byron Nelson! The tournament will be held May 3-4 at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas. Learn more:https://t.co/UMLY3AnoIC?amp=1

The @TheBushCenter Warrior Open is a highly competitive golf tournament that underscores the importance of sports as a rehabilitation component for our men and women injured on the front lines.

ON SALE NOW: "The Future of Texas" at Engage at the Bush Center, presented by Highland Capital Management.Join a conveni...
01/13/2020
The Future of Texas | Bush Center

ON SALE NOW: "The Future of Texas" at Engage at the Bush Center, presented by Highland Capital Management.

Join a convening of two panels of renowned policy experts to examine the future of our state and the changes and challenges that lie ahead. You’ll hear discussions and potential solutions around education, health and safety, workforce, infrastructure, natural resources, and more. The program has been developed in conjunction with Texas 2036, a nonpartisan effort of business and civic leaders to plan and identify policy solutions that gets its name from the future bicentennial of the state.https://www.bushcenter.org/exhibits-and-events/events/2020/02/future-of-texas.html

Engage at the Bush Center, presented by Highland Capital Management Join a convening of two panels of renowned policy exper

NEW TODAY: The Bush Institute’s Human Freedom Initiative released a call to action paper written by Bush Institute Fello...
01/09/2020
Choose Freedom | Bush Center

NEW TODAY: The Bush Institute’s Human Freedom Initiative released a call to action paper written by Bush Institute Fellow Nicole Bibbins Sedaca titled "Choose Freedom: Revitalizing American Support for Democracy and Human Rights in the 21st Century." The paper urges a wide array of actors in American society to renew their efforts to support democracy and human rights globally for the prosperity, stability, and well-being of our own country; for democracies around the world; and for people living under authoritarian rule.https://www.bushcenter.org/publications/resources-reports/reports/choose-freedom.html

   

Applications are open for the 2020 Bush Institute Warrior Open at the ATT Byron Nelson through January 22! The tournamen...
01/08/2020
Bush Institute Warrior Open

Applications are open for the 2020 Bush Institute Warrior Open at the ATT Byron Nelson through January 22! The tournament will be held May 3-4, 2020 at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas. Learn more. https://t.co/UMLY3AnoIC?amp=1

The @TheBushCenter Warrior Open is a highly competitive golf tournament that underscores the importance of sports as a rehabilitation component for our men and women injured on the front lines.

Human freedom expert Lindsay Lloyd points out a common thread in the top news headlines this week, including the escalat...
01/03/2020
Two-Minute Take: Link Between Freedom and This Week's Top Headlines | Bush Center

Human freedom expert Lindsay Lloyd points out a common thread in the top news headlines this week, including the escalating conflict between the United States and Iran. https://www.bushcenter.org/publications/articles/2020/two-minute-take-2020-headlines

As 2020 begins, it seems that most of the headlines from around the world are grim. An assault on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, reportedly backed by Iran, fol

“My hope is that they take away what I feel, which is how fortunate we are in this country. We have a magnificent countr...
12/24/2019
Laura Bush Opens Up on Christmas With the Grandkids, White House Holidays and Her Outdoors Legacy | PaperCity Magazine

“My hope is that they take away what I feel, which is how fortunate we are in this country. We have a magnificent country, with a magnificent landscape.” - Mrs. Laura W. Bush https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.papercitymag.com/arts/laura-bush-opens-up-christmas-grandkids-white-house-parties-national-parks/%3famp

If there is one thing to know and respect about former first lady Laura Bush, it is her unwavering commitment and passion for the outdoors.

19 for 19: We're taking a look back at some of the notable guests, compelling events, and special moments from 2019. Che...
12/20/2019
19 for 2019: The Bush Center Year in Photos | Bush Center

19 for 19: We're taking a look back at some of the notable guests, compelling events, and special moments from 2019. Check out our year in photos. https://www.bushcenter.org/publications/essays/best-of-2019.html

The Bush Center honored the life and legacy of President George H. W. Bush at Engage at the Bush Center, presented by Highland Capital Management. The special two-part event featured remarks from President George W. Bush, and conversations with Former Secretary of State James Baker and former 41 aid...

National parks take center stage at Bush Center’s Christmas exhibit | Read the latest from The Dallas Morning News on ou...
12/09/2019
National parks take center stage at Bush Center’s Christmas exhibit

National parks take center stage at Bush Center’s Christmas exhibit | Read the latest from The Dallas Morning News on our all new holiday exhibit. https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-entertainment/2019/12/04/national-parks-take-center-stage-at-bush-centers-christmas-exhibit/

UNIVERSITY PARK — This holiday season at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, the former first lady’s love of the country’s National Parks and historic...

Applications for the 2020 Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program are now open! Stand-To scholars are rising leaders - both ...
12/03/2019
Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program | Bush Center

Applications for the 2020 Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program are now open!

Stand-To scholars are rising leaders - both veterans and non-veterans - from a wide range of sectors who are working to improve post-9/11 veteran outcomes. Throughout the program, each participant works on a personal leadership project, which allows them to implement what they learn in the program in service of improving veteran outcomes across the United States.

Learn more and apply by February 7: https://www.bushcenter.org/explore-our-work/developing-leaders/veteran-leadership.html

The George W. Bush Presidential Center is home to the Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the Bush Institute.

Applications opened this week for the 2020 Bush Institute Warrior Open at the AT&T Byron Nelson.The Warrior Open, presen...
11/21/2019
Bush Institute Warrior Open

Applications opened this week for the 2020 Bush Institute Warrior Open at the AT&T Byron Nelson.The Warrior Open, presented by AT&T, is a highly competitive golf tournament that underscores the importance of sports as a rehabilitation component for our men and women injured on the front lines. The tournament will be held May 3-4, 2020 at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas. Learn more -- https://www.bushcenter.org/explore-our-work/taking-action/team-43-sports/warrior-open.html

The @TheBushCenter Warrior Open is a highly competitive golf tournament that underscores the importance of sports as a rehabilitation component for our men and women injured on the front lines.

"Holiday in the National Parks: Christmas at the White House 2007" is now open! Take a look at some photos of the all ne...
11/21/2019
Holiday in the National Parks: Christmas at the White House 2007

"Holiday in the National Parks: Christmas at the White House 2007" is now open! Take a look at some photos of the all new exhibit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/georgewbushcenter/albums/72157711874924877. Visit now through January 5.

Open from November 21, 2019 through January 5, 2020, the Holiday in the National Parks special exhibit is adorned with traditional and elegant decorations that decorated the White House in 2007, such as mixed greenery, gold ribbons, poinsettias, and white flowers, reflecting our nation’s breathtak...

We're only two days away from the opening of "Holiday in the National Parks: Christmas at the White House 2007!" Open th...
11/19/2019
Special Exhibit - Holiday in the National Parks: Christmas at the White House 2007 | Bush Center

We're only two days away from the opening of "Holiday in the National Parks: Christmas at the White House 2007!" Open through January 5, the special exhibit will be adorned with traditional and elegant decorations that decorated the White House in 2007, such as mixed greenery, gold ribbons, poinsettias, and white flowers, reflecting our nation’s breathtaking landscapes and historical sites. Don’t miss the replica of the official White House Blue Room Christmas tree, which will be covered in gold stars, gold beaded garland, and 347 gold ball ornaments - each hand painted by a National Park artisan to reflect park treasures. Learn more: https://www.bushcenter.org/exhibits-and-events/exhibits/2019/holidays.html

Open from November 21, 2019 through January 5, 2020, the Holiday in the National Parks special exhibit will be adorned with traditional and elegant

Will future anthropologists wonder how Americans squandered our abundance? Read more from Bush Center CEO Ken Hersh in t...
11/18/2019
Will future anthropologists wonder how Americans squandered our abundance?

Will future anthropologists wonder how Americans squandered our abundance? Read more from Bush Center CEO Ken Hersh in the Dallas Morning News. https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/11/17/will-future-anthropologists-wonder-how-americans-squandered-our-abundance/

Classic struggles have occurred throughout history, often born from clashing political, economic or religious philosophies. They are settled relatively...

11/17/2019
Sisters First: An Afternoon with Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush

Former first daughters @jennabushhager and Barbara Pierce Bush in celebration of their first children’s book, Sisters First. The book illustrates the magic of sisterhood, and how we are all stronger, braver, and smarter when we stick together. Jenna and Barbara discuss how important it is to put your loved ones first, including personal stories of what it was like growing up together in the White House.

There are still a few overflow seats left for Sunday's Engage at the Bush Center event, "Sisters First: An Afternoon wit...
11/15/2019
Sisters First: An Afternoon with Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush | Bush Center

There are still a few overflow seats left for Sunday's Engage at the Bush Center event, "Sisters First: An Afternoon with Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush!" Their new children's book, Sisters First, illustrates the magic of sisterhood, and how we are all stronger, braver, and smarter when we stick together. Jenna and Barbara will discuss how important it is to put your loved ones first, including personal stories of what it was like growing up together in the White House. Purchase now: https://www.bushcenter.org/exhibits-and-events/events/2019/11/sisters-first.html

Engage at the Bush Center, presented by Highland Capital Management Bush Center members receive first notificat

Laura W. Bush
11/13/2019

Laura W. Bush

Yesterday in D.C., I joined First Lady of Afghanistan, Mrs. Rula Ghani, and Ambassador Roya Rahmani for a U.S. Afghan Women’s Council meeting. We continue our shared commitment to the people of Afghanistan and protecting the gains that Afghan women have made over the past 18 years.

"The warriors in Team 43 share their own stories of recovery, without fear or stigma. The group embodies the resilience ...
11/11/2019
How an afternoon bike ride with President Bush became a powerful support network of wounded veterans

"The warriors in Team 43 share their own stories of recovery, without fear or stigma. The group embodies the resilience and continued leadership of our nation’s veterans." Colonel Matt Amidon writes in the @dallasmorningnews on #VeteransDay about the W100K and the power of Team 43. https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/11/11/how-an-afternoon-bike-ride-with-president-bush-became-a-powerful-support-network-of-wounded-veterans/

It started with a former president visiting a rehabilitation center for injured service members in San Antonio. President George W. Bush stopped by the...

That’s a wrap on day 1 of the Warrior 100k! Stay tuned for more action tomorrow! #W100K  @ Crawford, Texas
11/09/2019

That’s a wrap on day 1 of the Warrior 100k! Stay tuned for more action tomorrow! #W100K @ Crawford, Texas

11/07/2019
Meet the 2019 W100K Warriors

The W100K mountain bike ride hosted by President George W. Bush starts tomorrow! Meet the 16 Warriors riding this year.

Congressman Dan Crenshaw's life has taken him from Houston to Venezuela as a kid, to the Middle East and Afghanistan as ...
11/05/2019
Congressman Dan Crenshaw | The Strategerist

Congressman Dan Crenshaw's life has taken him from Houston to Venezuela as a kid, to the Middle East and Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL, and to Saturday Night Live and Washington, D.C. as a Congressman representing the Texas second congressional district. We talk about the importance of Central America in U.S. policy and his transition from military to civilian life. Listen now to Congressman Crenshaw on the latest episode of The Strategerist: https://the-strategerist.simplecast.com/episodes/congressman-dan-crenshaw

Congressman Dan Crenshaw’s life has taken him from Houston to Venezuela as a kid, to the Middle East and Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL, and to Saturday Night Live and Washington, D.C. as a Congressman representing the Texas second congressional district. We talk about the importance of Central Americ...

11/05/2019
Laura Bush Book Club with Alexander McCall Smith

Watch LIVE the first Laura Bush Book Club event with The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency author Alexander McCall Smith, part of the Engage at the Bush Center, presented by @HighlandCapitalManagement series.

Tune in LIVE tonight at 6:30 pm CT to watch the first ever Laura Bush Book Club at Engage at the Bush Center, presented ...
11/04/2019
Laura Bush Book Club with Alexander McCall Smith | Bush Center

Tune in LIVE tonight at 6:30 pm CT to watch the first ever Laura Bush Book Club at Engage at the Bush Center, presented by Highland Capital Management, with Alexander McCall Smith and NBC DFW's Meredith Land. Learn more: https://www.bushcenter.org/exhibits-and-events/events/2019/11/laura-bush-book-club-with-alexander-mccall-smith.html

Laura Bush Book Club with The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Author Alexander McCall Smith Engage at the Bush

George W. Bush
10/25/2019

George W. Bush

Earlier this week, Laura and I met with the George W. Bush Presidential Center's Liberty and Leadership scholars from Burma. We enjoyed our discussion and remain hopeful for Burma's successful democratic transition.

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10/24/2019
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Former Education Secretary Margaret Spellings explains why a citizenry that has high quality education is the foundation...
10/22/2019
Margaret Spellings— A Life in Education Policy | The Strategerist

Former Education Secretary Margaret Spellings explains why a citizenry that has high quality education is the foundation of a thriving society on the latest episode of The Strategerist #podcast. Listen now: https://the-strategerist.simplecast.com/episodes/margaret-spellings

A citizenry that has high quality education is the foundation of a thriving society. Former Education Secretary Margaret Spellings has dedicated her career to ensuring generations of students receive that high quality of education. She shares how important it is we equip our children for the workfor...

We are excited to welcome our Liberty and Leadership scholars to Dallas all the way from Burma. Their trip kicked off th...
10/21/2019

We are excited to welcome our Liberty and Leadership scholars to Dallas all the way from Burma. Their trip kicked off this morning with a tour of Bonton Farms, where they met with founder Daron Babcock, and learned how — both in Dallas and in Burma — we thrive when our neighbors thrive.

What can we learn about ourselves in this era of social media by reading the stories of past admirals and seafarers? Why...
10/15/2019
‎The Strategerist: Admiral James Stavridis— The Voyage of Character on Apple Podcasts

What can we learn about ourselves in this era of social media by reading the stories of past admirals and seafarers? Why should the U.S. remain a leader on the global stage? We chat with Admiral James Stavridis about this and more on the latest episode of The Strategerist.

Listen now: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/admiral-james-stavridis-the-voyage-of-character/id1450428537?i=1000453570987

‎Show The Strategerist, Ep Admiral James Stavridis— The Voyage of Character - Oct 15, 2019

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