PLS Scholar Jake Harriman on the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program and his work through Nuru International to eradicate poverty.
The one-year program, which has paired 14 Tunisian women with mentors across the United States, aims to teach the women skills they may not otherwise get in their own country to become business and civic leaders.
While one Clinton and one Bush are on the campaign trail, another Bush and another Clinton attended a graduation ceremony in Dallas on Thursday.
Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton spoke at the inaugural graduation of the Presidential leadership scholars at the Bush Center.
The executive-style education program at Southern Methodist University teaches students from across the country about leadership.
At the graduation, President Bush spoke about the campaign process.
Former U.S. presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton shared a stage in Texas on Thursday to exchange quips and insights on leadership and hopes for an elevated tenor in the current presidential campaign in which their family members are running.
The two, who have become friends in retirement, told the graduation of the inaugural class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program that failure is a part of life and to keep their ambition burning so that they can make a difference.
Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton were asked Thursday to give a piece of advice to the inaugural graduating class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program — and their answers shared a common theme: never give up.
Bush went first, delivering his advice in two parts.
“Don’t watch a lot of TV,” Bush said, adding that the scholars should instead spend time reading.
The 43rd president then offered his second piece of advice to graduates of the program.
Bill Clinton and George W. Bush agree on this: Learning leadership skills is crucial in just about every worthwhile endeavor in American life, political and otherwise.
That said, they couldn't disagree more on who, exactly, would have the right leadership skills in 2016 to warrant winning the White House job they both have held.
Kids "aging out" of foster care in Mississippi. Elderly patients grappling with chronic ailments in Washington, D.C. Students in struggling schools in Chicago.
The lessons learned by the 60 participants in the inaugural Presidential Leadership Scholars program, co-sponsored by four presidential libraries, are being deployed to boost projects across the country. Six months of weekend sessions, co-sponsored by four presidential libraries, concluded in Dallas Thursday evening with a final conversation led by George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
Former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush traded jokes and shared advice Thursday in Dallas as they addressed graduates of the inaugural class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program.
The two Yale graduates, governors and former presidents joked and teased each other like old friends while discussing politics and leadership during the graduation of the inaugural class of their joint Presidential Leadership Scholars program at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.