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From empowering a class of Egyptian women, extending lifesaving cervical and breast cancer services to women in Africa through Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, hosting a mountain bike ride and golf tournament for our wounded servicemen and women, launching our first initiative in human freedom, to releasing our first book, The 4% Solution, 2012 was a busy year at the Bush Center and Bush Institute!
Check out our most memorable moments of 2012 in the photo gallery below:
February, 2012 – Mrs. Bush and the Women’s Initiative Fellows at the New York Stock Exchange. Photo by Joyce Boghosian
March 5, 2012 – Mrs. Laura Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush during the First Ladies Conference at SMU. Photo by Eric Draper
April 10, 2012 – Ambassador James K. Glassman, Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute, moderates an all-star panel of economic minds during the Tax Policies for 4% Growth Conference in New York, New York. Photo by Eric Draper
On April 26-28, 2012, twenty servicemen and women wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan joined President George W. Bush for a 100 kilometer mountain bike ride in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Photo by Layne Murdoch
May 15, 2012 – Mrs. Laura Bush introduces Aung San Suu Kyi via video teleconference in Washington, DC during the Bush Institute’s Celebration of Human Freedom event. Photo by Joyce Boghosian
July 4, 2012 – President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush visit the Kasisi Children’s Home, in Lusaka, Zambia. Kasisi is home to approximately 230 orphaned children between infant to university age range. It is the most well known orphanage in Zambia. Photo by Shealah Craighead/The Bush Center
July 17, 2012- President George W. Bush addresses the crowd for the release of “The 4% Solution: Unleashing the Economic Growth America Needs” Photo by Grant Miller Photography
July 24, 2012 – President and Mrs. Bush visited Brooke Mattapan Charter School in Boston, MA, where they participated in a roundtable discussion about the Bush Institute’s Alliance to Reform Education Leadership, an effort focused on training, recruiting and empowering school principals. While at Brooke Mattapan, they also visited with students and dropped in on training for incoming Brooke Charter School teachers. Photo credit: Grant Miller
September 19, 2012 – Mrs. Laura Bush attends the Sewall-Belmont House’s 2012 Alice Award Luncheon, has her first in person meeting with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and participates in the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at The United States Capitol. Photo by Shealah Craighead/Bush Center
September 20, 2012 – President Bush visited with students at KIPP Explore Academy and KIPP Intrepid Schools in Houston and met with education leaders to discuss the importance of recruiting and training first-rate principals.
September 25, 2012 – President Bush and CPL Chad Pfeifer pose for a photo following Chad’s hole in one on day two of the Warrior Open. Photo by Grant Miller
October, 20-21, 2012 – President George W. Bush meets with students participating in the Institute’s first Economic Debates in Dallas, TX.
TARIFF-IED: Trade Talk with Matthew Rooney
This week, trade relations between the U.S. and India are continuing to escalate. Earlier this month, the U.S. stopped granting India special trade privileges by taking away the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program, and India has responded by enforcing more tariffs of its own. The George W. Bush-SMU Economic Growth Initiative Director Matthew Rooney breaks down the trade conflict: For more information on trade groups and the global economy, visit www.bushcenter.org/scorecard.
How Trade Spreads Holiday Cheer
It is projected that the average American household will spend more than $1,000 during the holidays this year.
Deporting Salvadorans May Lead to Economic Decline
We should think carefully about a policy whose major impacts are likely to be reductions in employment and economic activity here at home, and increased instability and lawlessness along our borders.
Bush Institute's Laura Collins Talks Immigration on Good Morning Texas
Last week, Deputy Director of Economic Growth at the George. W. Bush Institute Laura Collins spoke with Good Morning Texas about immigration myths. During the interview, Collins had the opportunity to set the record straight and address common misconceptions about legal immigrants living in America today. The segment was inspired from facts released earlier this fall by the Bush Institute in the third edition of America's Advantage: A Handbook on Immigration and Economic Growth. Watch the full Good Morning Texas interview here.