Chris Walsh

Director, Global Policy
George W. Bush Institute

Chris Walsh serves as Director, Global Policy at the George W. Bush Institute.  In this role, Mr. Walsh manages communications, evaluation, and public policy research projects that advance freedom and democracy in the world. He also develops and implements efforts to make the Bush Institute a welcoming place for today’s generation of dissidents and democracy advocates, overseeing visits for training, inspiration, and insight.

Prior to joining the Bush Institute, Mr. Walsh worked with the International Republican Institute in Washington, D.C. As IRI’s program officer for Central and Eastern Europe, he coordinated political party building and civic advocacy programs in the Balkans and Turkey.

A native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Mr. Walsh is a graduate of American University with a B.A. in International Studies.  He currently lives in Dallas with his wife and four young children.

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Read the article Steve Ballmer -- Accountability, Democracy, and USA Facts.
May 3, 2024

Steve Ballmer -- Accountability, Democracy, and USA Facts

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, Chris Walsh
When Steve Ballmer retired from Microsoft after a long and storied career, he realized that he didn’t know exactly how and where U.S. tax dollars got spent. And it wasn’t as easy to find as he had hoped. So he set out to solve the problem — and founded USA Facts, which consolidates available data and makes it accessible to citizens.
Read the article David French -- On polarization, purpose, and America's future.
Apr 24, 2024

David French -- On polarization, purpose, and America's future

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, Chris Walsh
David French is a writer and columnist for The New York Times – informed by a career that began as a litigator, turned to the Army as a JAG officer and then Bronze Star awardee after volunteering to deploy to Iraq as part of the Surge, and finally to journalism.
Read the article Forum on Leadership 2024: Protecting Religious Liberties.
Apr 18, 2024

Forum on Leadership 2024: Protecting Religious Liberties

Featuring: Chris Walsh
While foundational to the beliefs of our nation, religious freedom is still denied to many around the globe. This conversation dives into the global significance of this liberty and its domestic importance for our pluralistic society.