From Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Fredrick P. Rose Hall in New York.
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Call to Action
The Bush Institute has released a call-to-action paper which outlines several areas for action by government and the private sector, by institutions and individuals, to celebrate, protect, and extend the spirit of liberty at home and in the world.
On Thursday, October 19, the George W. Bush Institute hosted The Spirit of Liberty: At Home, In the World, a national forum in New York City focused on freedom, free markets, and security.
The event included remarks by President George W. Bush, remarks by Mrs. Laura Bush, as well as a conversation on American leadership with United States Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, and United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
There was also be a panel discussion on domestic issues featuring: Jean Case, Chief Executive Officer, Case Foundation and Chairman of the National Geographic Society; Mel Martinez, Chairman of the Southeast & Latin America for JPMorgan Chase & Co., former United States Senator and former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Wes Moore, CEO, Robin Hood Foundation; and Jeffrey Rosen, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Constitution Center.
The event brought together top business leaders, scholars, policymakers, and others to look practically and optimistically at the challenges democracy is facing here and around the world. The forum is part of an effort by the Bush Institute to affirm American values of freedom and free markets, strengthen the institutions that secure these values at home, and help create a new consensus that spreads them abroad.
|Welcome Remarks by Ken Hersh, President and Chief Executive Officer, George W. Bush Presidential Center
|Remarks by Mrs. Laura Bush
The Spirit of Liberty in the World: American Interests, American Leadership
Nikki Haley, United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations
The Spirit of Liberty at Home: Delivering on Democracy’s Promise
Mel Martinez, Chairman of the Southeast & Latin America for JPMorgan Chase & Co., former United States Senator, and former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
|Remarks by Tom Bernstein, Chair, Human Freedom Advisory Council, George W. Bush Institute
|Remarks by President George W. Bush
|Closing Remarks by Holly Kuzmich, Executive Director and Senior Vice President, George W. Bush Institute
Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Steel
Beth and Leonard Wilf