The George W. Bush Institute, founded by President and Mrs. Bush in 2009, is a public policy center in Dallas with the mission of advancing freedom by expanding opportunities for individuals at home and across the globe. Built on principles that guided the Bushes in public life, the Bush Institute uses leading research to develop and implement policies that offer practical solutions to pressing problems in the United States and abroad. The Bush Institute engages in the following areas:

  • Economic Growth
  • Education Reform
  • Global Health
  • Human Freedom
  • Military Service Initiative
  • Women’s Initiative


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In the past, Texas has seen improvements in K-12 achievement levels for minority students, improved graduation rates and greater attainment of credentials after high school. Yet now we are seeing the lights start flashing yellow.

Last night, Congressman Paul Ryan visited the Bush Center while on tour promoting his new book, “The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.” Earlier this week, he sat down with the Bush Institute to discuss the ideas his book presents on economic growth, principles of conservatism, and the role of civil society.

Following the Investing in Our Future forum in Washington, D.C., the Bush Institute’s First Ladies Initiative held an Advisor Training Session focused on “Strategic Planning for Effective National Programs” in Riggs Library at Georgetown University.