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Forum on Leadership 2019

The George W. Bush Presidential Center’s 2019 Forum on Leadership concluded this evening with remarks by President Bush, along with a conversation with Bill and Melinda Gates, recipients of the George W. Bush Medal for Distinguished Leadership. 

Throughout the day, Forum on Leadership sessions centered on the responsibilities of global citizenship and how entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and others are combining vision and action to address systemic challenges in a turbulent world. Speakers included President George W. Bush, Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Dan Gilbert, and more. The Bush Institute Military Service Initiative Citation was awarded to Dylan Tete, Executive Director of the Bastion Community of Resilience in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Bush Institute Trailblazer Citation was presented to Jan Langbein, Chief Executive Officer of Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support in Dallas, Texas.

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