The George W. Bush Presidential Center is a nonpartisan institution advancing the timeless values of freedom, opportunity, accountability, and compassion.

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Read more about Freedom Matters.

Freedom Matters

March 2, 2023 - December 31, 2024
Read more about Engage NexPoint Lecture: The Russia-China Challenge .

Engage NexPoint Lecture: The Russia-China Challenge

September 24, 2024, 6:30 pm - September 24, 2024, 7:30 pm
Read more about Sharon McMahon: The Small and the Mighty Book Tour.

Sharon McMahon: The Small and the Mighty Book Tour

At McFarlin Auditorium

October 9, 2024, 7:00 pm
The George W. Bush Institute.

The George W. Bush Institute focuses on ensuring opportunity for all, strengthening democracy, and advancing free societies. Housed within the George W. Bush Presidential Center, the Bush Institute is committed to creating positive, meaningful, and lasting change at home and abroad.

Smarter fiscal, regulatory, workforce, innovation, and place-based policies will promote growth and make democratic capitalism better for all Americans.

Read more about Veterans & Military Families.

Veterans & Military Families

Helping veterans and their families make successful transitions to civilian life.

Read more about Education.


Ensuring all students receive a quality education.

Read more about Immigration.


Promoting a modern immigration system that meets the needs of our economy while respecting safety, security, and human dignity.

Read more about Economic Growth.

Economic Growth

Advancing policies that promote economic growth and strengthen our competitiveness in the global economy.

GWBPC Forum on Leadership. Photo by Grant Miller

Affirming the values of freedom and democracy, strengthening the institutions that secure these values at home, and helping to spread them abroad.

Read more about Presidential Leadership Scholars.

Presidential Leadership Scholars

Developing a generation of leaders focused on solving society’s most challenging issues.

Read more about Civility and Our Democratic Institutions.

Civility and Our Democratic Institutions

Supporting our nation's institutions and reasserting the value of civic participation and civility.

Photo of the Statue of Liberty.

At the Bush Center, we’re concerned about the challenges to the health of democracies around the world.

Read more about Women's Advancement.

Women's Advancement

Improving the lives of women and girls through education, opportunity, health, and leadership development.

Read more about Global Health.

Global Health

Promoting the health and well-being of people around the world.

Read more about Freedom and Democracy.

Freedom and Democracy

Supporting democratic values around the world by elevating institutions that serve their people and promote human dignity, human rights, and market economies.

From the Bush Institute

Read Ken Hersh's biography.
Kenneth A. Hersh
Ken Hersh

President and Chief Executive Officer George W. Bush Presidential Center

Read David J. Kramer's biography.
David J. Kramer
David J. Kramer

Executive Director, George W. Bush Institute and Vice President George W. Bush Presidential Center

Read Anne Wicks's biography.
Anne Wicks
Anne Wicks

Don Evans Family Managing Director, Opportunity and Democracy George W. Bush Institute

Read Igor Khrestin 's biography.
Igor Khrestin

Bradford M. Freeman Managing Director, Global Policy George W. Bush Institute

Read Mark Dynarski's biography.
Mark Dynarski

Advisor, Education George W. Bush Institute

Read Blayne Smith's biography.
Blayne Smith

Interim Director, Health and Well-Being, Veterans and Military Families George W. Bush Institute

The President and Mrs. Bush in a crowd.

We believe in open societies ordered by moral conviction. We believe in private markets, humanized by compassionate government. We believe in economies that reward effort, communities that protect the weak, and the duty of nations to respect the dignity and rights of all.

President George W. Bush, Whitehall Palace, London, November 19, 2003
The George W. Bush Presidential Center.

Visit the Bush Center to discover an American presidency and the important values that guide us.

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Learn more about Freedom Matters.

Freedom Matters

Explore the ongoing pursuit of liberty in a new special exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

March 2, 2023 - December 31, 2024

Dive Deeper In-person at
The Bush Center

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