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Bush Center Briefing: December 2016
This issue of the bi-monthly Bush Center Briefing was emailed to subscribers on December 2, 2016. Subscribe today to receive this update in your inbox.
LETTER FROM THE CEO
The Bush Center has had a busy last two months, putting the spotlight on issues that matter here at home and abroad. Along with what you will read below, yesterday marked World AIDS Day, an opportunity for us to celebrate millions of lives saved because of PEPFAR and the generosity of the American people. We are proud to continue that work through our affiliate, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, which builds on the PEPFAR platform that has delivered life-saving cancer services to more than 316,000 women in sub-Saharan Africa.
On Veterans Day, the Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative presented a report on Confronting the Invisible Wounds of War. This work reflects our commitment to help veterans make a successful transition and recover from their invisible wounds.
The Bush Center has drawn headlines and spurred action as we fulfill our mission of engaging communities in the United States and around the world by developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to solve today’s most pressing challenges.
We thank you for your support, wish you a happy holiday season, and look forward to an exciting, productive new year.
-- Kenneth Hersh, President and CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center
GROWING NORTH AMERICA
President Bush recently highlighted the benefits of North American trade in a speech that gained national attention. Following up on the President’s remarks, read our recommendations on how to further integrate the North America economy. Also, explore our updated North America Competitiveness Scorecard and our new web tool that demonstrates how trade grows our U.S. economy.
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SHINING LIGHT THROUGH THE DARKNESS
This week at the Bush Institute’s Forum for Freedom in North Korea, President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush called for increasing the focus on North Korea’s human rights abuses and grave security threats. They also announced a new scholarship for North Korean refugees rebuilding their lives in the United States. And Bush Institute fellow Victor Cha and Ambassador Robert Gallucci released policy recommendations for addressing North Korea.
FUN FOR THE FAMILY WITH IMBA MEANS SING
On December 13, the Bush Center will host our final Engage event of the year. Join us as we welcome the African Children’s Choir for an evening of musical merriment for the whole family. The program will include clips from the documentary Imba Means Sing. Tickets include admission to our all-new holiday exhibit, A Season of Merriment and Melody: Christmas at the White House 2004.
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IN THE NEWS
IN OUR WORDS
Tariffs Impact the Economy
Economic growth expert Matthew Rooney explains how tariffs impact America's economy and the price of consumer goods.
The Bookshelf: Five Books to Understand Korea
North Korea may be odd and menacing, but fortunately, it’s much less opaque these days. More and more books are being published that offer insights into what North Korea is really like.
Tariffs on Chinese Goods Increase Prices for Americans
American consumers will start paying more at the cash register due to recently announced tariffs on Chinese products.
ICYMI: Bush Institute experts called upon to discuss US-NK Summit
This week, the Bush Institute worked to further its long-held belief that human rights must be part of every conversation with North Korea. The Bush Institute’s Human Freedom team pointed the spotlight on the North Korean people in media interviews and on social media.