April 18 – 20, 2018
The Bush Center’s Forum on Leadership is a landmark annual gathering to develop, recognize, and celebrate leadership.
George W. Bush Medal for Distinguished Leadership
Bono, lead singer of U2 and cofounder of ONE and (RED)
The George W. Bush Medal for Distinguished Leadership will be awarded annually to an individual who has impacted the global community, has inspired others to action, and who has demonstrated a commitment to improving others' lives.
Bono will receive the inaugural medal for his humanitarian contributions in the area of poverty and preventable disease, particularly among the world’s most vulnerable populations.
Jan Pruitt (posthumously), North Texas Food Bank
Jan began her work by organizing a canned donations closet at a local Methodist Church and went on to inspire a movement to end hunger in North Texas and the United States through the North Texas Food Bank.
Military Service Citation
Blayne Smith, GORUCK and Founder of Team RWB
Blayne chose servant leadership at each stage of his career, through serving his country alongside fellow soldiers, developing up-and-coming leaders in a corporate setting, and serving veterans through both for-profit and non-profit organizations.
The Forum on Leadership will feature in-depth discussions on leadership while navigating geopolitical challenges like governing in a complex world, education, economic growth, veterans’ transition, and the coming challenges of technological disruptions.
George W. Bush
43rd President of the United States
Former First Lady of the United States
Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Fellow at the Brookings Institution
53rd Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Former White House Chief of Staff, President and CEO of Business Roundtable
Lead singer of U2 and cofounder of ONE and (RED)
W.E. “Ed” Bosarge
Renowned Mathmetician and Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Capital Technologies
Arthur C. Brooks
President of the American Enterprise Institute
Former Vice President of the United States
Professor of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology at University of California, Berkeley, co-inventor of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology
Governor of Colorado
Former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University
Governor of New Mexico
USMC (Ret.), 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Chairman of the Paulson Institute
Director of Research and Cardiovascular Medicine, Summa Cardiovascular Institute
Co-Founder of Vicarious
Former U.S. Secretary of State, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University
President of GORUCK, Founder of Team RWB