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Bush Center Briefing: October 2016
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Letter from the Ceo
Welcome to the launch of the Bush Center Briefing. Every two months, you will receive this digital newsletter to keep you informed of the work of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, where our focus is on developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to solve today’s most pressing challenges. We accomplish our work through impact centers devoted to Domestic Excellence and Global Leadership, along with our Engagement Agenda.
In this first issue, we feature commentaries from experts and leaders in our Domestic Excellence Center and Global Leadership Center. They show how American workers can compete in the global economy and why being involved in global health care makes sense. Together, these pieces offer a contrary view to the voices of protectionism and isolationism.
The Briefing also contains selected essays and reports from our website, recaps of Bush Center events, and reports of the Bush Center in the news. We will keep you abreast like this in every Briefing, as well as provide tips of what’s ahead for the Bush Center.
Our goal is to be an impactful, timely, and vibrant organization. As president and CEO of the Bush Center, I pledge to keep you informed about the work that is built around the timeless principles represented by President and Mrs. Bush.
-- Kenneth Hersh, President and CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center
PREPARING 21ST CENTURY WORKERS
The one-and-done-career is over. Americans are no longer wed to a single company, organization, or even career. This series of commentaries and analyses shows how workers as well as communities can become more prepared for the transitions that await them.
Learn about the next-century worker
Why Global Health Matters
During the five years since its launch, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon has provided thousands women in Africa with life-saving screenings and treatments. Celina Shocken, CEO of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, explores the far-reaching impact of addressing global health needs.
A SEASON OF MERRIMENT AND MELODY: CHRISTMAS AT THE WHITE HOUSE 2004
Opening to the public November 17, 2016, through January 8, 2017, our new exhibit showcases the joyful music that evokes holiday memories and brings to life the magic of holiday songs that have been favorites for generations, and includes music-inspired holiday programs and a collection of presidential gifts in the Museum Store.
Buy tickets today
In the News
In Our Words
Trading Down: Protectionism Reduces Prosperity
Unilateral tariffs on Chinese products just raise prices for American families and are unlikely to produce a real change in Chinese behavior.
Don't Fall for Protectionism
“Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength.” In light of these words from President Trump’s inaugural address, his decision to levy tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum is not surprising. Those words also foreshadow his Administration’s withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership soon after he took office. And they provide a key to his Administration’s stated objectives in renegotiating NAFTA and the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement. It may not have been clear to all of the many millions of people in attendance that day just how important those words were. With those words, the President announced a fundamental change to an American approach to trade that has guided our nation’s policy for almost a century – a century in which, not coincidentally, the United States became the wealthiest and most powerful nation on earth. In the NAFTA negotiations and, now, with the steel and aluminum ta
A Tale of Two Realities
While the Olympics attempts to elevate countries to the same playing field, there are usually clear winners and losers. Global cervical cancer statistics reveal a similar story.