The Bush Institute
American Democracy & Civic Engagement
Securing democratic values, encouraging civic participation, and strengthening American institutions are the calling of every citizen. Civility is a cornerstone to a thriving democracy.
“The health of the democratic spirit itself is at issue. And the renewal of that spirit is the urgent task at hand.” – President George W. Bush
The Bush Institute is identifying ideas and actions that strengthen democracy including civics education, trust in democratic institutions, and citizenship. Our experts provide thought leadership and recommendations on how democracies can ensure the reliable flow of information.
of Americans believe our democracy is getting weaker.
of Americans identified misinformation as a problem when they’re trying to access important information.
Executive Director George W. Bush Institute
Senior Editorial Advisor George W. Bush Institute
Director, Freedom and Democracy George W. Bush Institute
Senior Program Manager, Leadership Programs George W. Bush Institute
Associate and Expert-in-Residence, Freedom and Democracy George W. Bush Institute
Kelly and David Pfeil Fellow George W. Bush Institute