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The Future of Texas: Ensuring the Long-Term Prosperity of All Texans

January 30, 2020

DALLAS (January 30, 2020) – On February 5, the George W. Bush Presidential Center will present “The Future of Texas,” as part of the “Engage at the Bush Center, presented by Highland Capital Management” series. Holly Kuzmich, Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute, will moderate two panel discussions with renowned policy experts, including chair of the Permian Strategic Partnership Don Evans; former UT-Brownsville President Dr. Juliet Garcia; CEO of The Center for Houston’s Future Brett Perlman; M.D. Anderson President Peter Pisters M.D.; CEO of Lyda Hill Philanthropies Nicole Small; Margaret Spellings, former U.S. Secretary of Education and Bush Center President now serving as President & CEO of Texas 2036; and CEO of Dallas Citizens Council Kelvin Walker.  These experts will examine the future of our state and the changes and challenges that lie ahead. Auditorium seating for this event is sold out, but the program will be live streamed at bushcenter.org and via Facebook Live.

By 2036, our state will be home to 10 million more Texans. That growth represents significant opportunity, but also poses a number of challenges. This program has been developed in conjunction with Texas 2036, a nonpartisan effort of business and civic leaders to plan and identify policy solutions that gets its name from the future bicentennial of the state.

The Engage at the Bush Center, presented by Highland Capital Management series brings newsmakers, thought leaders, and authors to the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Thought-provoking – and often entertaining – panel discussions and keynote conversations allow our guests to connect with the Bush Center in a meaningful way and dive deeper into many of today’s most pressing policy areas and issues.

WHEN:               February 5, 2020

                           Event begins at 6:30 p.m.

                           Security sweep prior to event

WHERE:              George W. Bush Presidential Center

                           2943 SMU Boulevard

                           Dallas, Texas 75205

MEDIA RSVP:     https://forms.bushcenter.org/credentials

Media should apply for credentials no later than Monday, February 3

For more information, please visit www.bushcenter.org/engage or email Katie Kardell at kkardell@bushcenter.org. “The Future of Texas” will also be broadcast via Facebook Live and at www.bushcenter.org.


About the Bush Center:

Rooted in the guiding principles of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush, the George W. Bush Presidential Center engages communities in the United States and around the world by developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to solve today’s most pressing challenges. Through three Impact Centers – Domestic Excellence, Global Leadership, and an Engagement Agenda – the Bush Institute delivers measurable results that save and improve lives. The Bush Center is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which is operated by the National Archives and Records Administration, and the George W. Bush Institute, the nonpartisan, public-policy arm of the Bush Center. The Bush Center is located on the campus of SMU in Dallas, Texas, and also includes a 15-acre park; Café 43, a full-service restaurant; and a Museum Store.