11 Apr 10:15 am - 11 Apr 11:05 am
Responsibilities of Global Citizenship featuring President Bush and Secretary Robert Gates
With decades of public service between them, these two legendary American statesmen will share their views on timely issues of national and international importance and will make the case for compassionate leadership in a fractured world. This session will explore threats to democracy, the challenges of leadership, and their predictions for what lies ahead.
George W. Bush
43rd President of the United States
Co-Founder, RiceHadleyGates LLC; Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Defense
Paula Dobriansky (Moderator)
Former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs; Former President’s Envoy to Northern Ireland; Chair, Women’s Initiative Policy Council; Member, Human Freedom Advisory Council
Mariz Doss (Scholar Testimonial)
Business Development Advisor, Medmark Insurance Brokerage, Egypt; 2013 George W. Bush Institute WE Lead Scholar
Forum on Leadership Session Videos
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Introductory Remarks: Morning SessionsApril 11 10:00 am-10:15 am
Responsibilities of Global Citizenship featuring President Bush and Secretary Robert GatesApril 11 10:15 am-11:05 am
For More than Profit featuring Dan GilbertApril 11 11:05 am-11:45 am
Technological Transformations and ThreatsApril 11 1:15 pm-1:55 pm
Introductory Remarks: Afternoon SessionsApril 11 2:10 pm-2:25 pm
Awarding of the Military Service Citation to Dylan TêteApril 11 2:25 pm-2:40 pm
Keynote Conversation: The New World Order featuring Secretary Henry KissingerApril 11 2:40 pm-3:15 pm
Is the Last Frontier Also the Last Great Market?April 11 3:15 pm-3:55 pm
Awarding of Trailblazer Citation to Jan LangbeinApril 11 7:20 pm-7:05 pm
Awarding of the George W. Bush Medal for Distinguished Leadership to Bill and Melinda GatesApril 11 8:25 pm-8:40 pm
A Conversation with Bill and Melinda GatesApril 11 8:40 pm-9:20 pm
Recognizing leaders who are tackling today’s most pressing challenges with compassion. Focused on solutions that are rooted in courage, civility, and character.
Sessions at the 2019 Forum on Leadership centered on the responsibilities of global citizenship and how entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and others are combining vision and action to address systemic challenges in a turbulent world.
In addition, the Forum on Leadership featured Studio 43 sessions — more intimate conversations that offered a unique format to tackle emerging issues in our world, including the new space race and technological transformations and threats.
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