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 How one North Texas community is coming together to engage in civil conversations.
Feb 22, 2024

How one North Texas community is coming together to engage in civil conversations

Featuring: Chris Walsh, Jason Galui, Lieutenant Colonel, USA (Ret.)
The George W. Bush Institute’s Chris Walsh, Director of Global Policy, and Jason Galui, Director of Veterans and Military Families, discuss the Prosper Exchange – an initiative Galui helped spearhead to bring his community together to engage in civil conversations. Read the full transcript below.
Read the article Governor Spencer Cox -- How to Disagree Better.
Feb 14, 2024

Governor Spencer Cox -- How to Disagree Better

Hosted by: Andrew Kaufmann, Chris Walsh
Governor Spencer Cox currently serves as the 18th governor of Utah and as chair of the National Governor’s Association, where he launched the Disagree Better initiative.