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, 2023
Read more about Democracy, Freedom, and Fun: Trivia Night at the Bush Center .

Democracy, Freedom, and Fun: Trivia Night at the Bush Center

June 14, 2023, 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 American Democracy & Civic Engagement.

American Democracy & Civic Engagement

Securing democratic values, encouraging civic participation, and strengthening American institutions are the calling of every citizen. Civility is a cornerstone to a thriving democracy.

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 David J. Kramer's biography.
David Kramer photo
David J. Kramer

Executive Director George W. Bush Institute

Read Laura Collins's biography.
Laura Collins

Director, Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative George W. Bush Institute

Read Chris Walsh's biography.
Chris Walsh

Director, Freedom and Democracy George W. Bush Institute

Read Natalie Gonnella-Platts's biography.
Natalie Gonnella-Platts

Director, Women's Advancement George W. Bush Institute

Read Anne Wicks's biography.
Anne Wicks

Ann Kimball Johnson Director, Education and Opportunity George W. Bush Institute

Read LCDR D’Juan Wilcher's biography.
LCDR D’Juan Wilcher

Deputy Director, 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, 2023

Dive Deeper In-person at
The Bush Center

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