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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Marking a new chapter for the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon partnership, President Bush announced at the 2015 Global Women's Network that Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon is now an autonomous, non-profit organization that will have greater flexibility to expand, to make grants, and to raise funds around the world. President Bush described the change this way: “Although the structure of the organization will change, its mission will not. Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon will continue leading coordinated action with partners around the world to save women’s lives from cancer, so that they can support their families and strengthen their communities.”

The Bush Institute hosted its fifth annual Warrior Open at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas, this week. The golf tournament paired military veterans with professional golfers,  including such PGA stars

At the Bush Institute, we’re focused on developing leaders to take on difficult challenges; fostering policy that helps improve the quality of life for people here at home and around the world; and taking action to save lives. With this in mind, we’ve asked our Warriors about their service to our country, their experience transitioning back to civilian life and what leadership means to them. Today we’re spotlighting past participants, Captain Chris Cordova and Corporal Dave Smith.