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Bush Center Briefing: October 2016
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Letter from the Ceo
Welcome to the launch of the Bush Center Briefing. Every two months, you will receive this digital newsletter to keep you informed of the work of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, where our focus is on developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to solve today’s most pressing challenges. We accomplish our work through impact centers devoted to Domestic Excellence and Global Leadership, along with our Engagement Agenda.
In this first issue, we feature commentaries from experts and leaders in our Domestic Excellence Center and Global Leadership Center. They show how American workers can compete in the global economy and why being involved in global health care makes sense. Together, these pieces offer a contrary view to the voices of protectionism and isolationism.
The Briefing also contains selected essays and reports from our website, recaps of Bush Center events, and reports of the Bush Center in the news. We will keep you abreast like this in every Briefing, as well as provide tips of what’s ahead for the Bush Center.
Our goal is to be an impactful, timely, and vibrant organization. As president and CEO of the Bush Center, I pledge to keep you informed about the work that is built around the timeless principles represented by President and Mrs. Bush.
-- Kenneth Hersh, President and CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center
PREPARING 21ST CENTURY WORKERS
The one-and-done-career is over. Americans are no longer wed to a single company, organization, or even career. This series of commentaries and analyses shows how workers as well as communities can become more prepared for the transitions that await them.
Learn about the next-century worker
Why Global Health Matters
During the five years since its launch, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon has provided thousands women in Africa with life-saving screenings and treatments. Celina Shocken, CEO of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, explores the far-reaching impact of addressing global health needs.
A SEASON OF MERRIMENT AND MELODY: CHRISTMAS AT THE WHITE HOUSE 2004
Opening to the public November 17, 2016, through January 8, 2017, our new exhibit showcases the joyful music that evokes holiday memories and brings to life the magic of holiday songs that have been favorites for generations, and includes music-inspired holiday programs and a collection of presidential gifts in the Museum Store.
Buy tickets today
In the News
In Our Words
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.