The George W. Bush Presidential Center is a nonpartisan institution advancing the timeless values of freedom, opportunity, accountability, and compassion.

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Read more about Liberty & Laughter: The Lighter Side of the White House.
Exhibit

Liberty & Laughter: The Lighter Side of the White House

Mar 3, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022
6:00AM - 11:00PM
Read more about Advising the New Congress: Policy Recommendations from the Bush Institute.
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Advising the New Congress: Policy Recommendations from the Bush Institute

Presented by NexPoint

Jan 17, 2023
6:30PM
Read more about Insiders on How the Intelligence Community Protects Our Democracy.
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Insiders on How the Intelligence Community Protects Our Democracy

Presented by NexPoint

Feb 13, 2023
6:30PM
The George W. Bush Institute.

The George W. Bush Institute focuses on ensuring opportunity for all, strengthening democracy, and advancing free societies. Housed within the George W. Bush Presidential Center, the Bush Institute is committed to creating positive, meaningful, and lasting change at home and abroad.

Smarter fiscal, regulatory, workforce, innovation, and place-based policies will promote growth and make democratic capitalism better for all Americans.

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Veterans & Military Families

Helping veterans and their families make successful transitions to civilian life.

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Education

Ensuring all students receive a quality education.

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Immigration

Promoting a modern immigration system that meets the needs of our economy while respecting safety, security, and human dignity.

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Economic Growth

Advancing policies that promote economic growth and strengthen our competitiveness in the global economy.

GWBPC Forum on Leadership. Photo by Grant Miller

Affirming the values of freedom and democracy, strengthening the institutions that secure these values at home, and helping to spread them abroad.

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Presidential Leadership Scholars

Developing a generation of leaders focused on solving society’s most challenging issues.

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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.

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At the Bush Center, we’re concerned about the challenges to the health of democracies around the world.

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Women's Advancement

Improving the lives of women and girls through education, opportunity, health, and leadership development.

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Global Health

Promoting the health and well-being of people around the world.

Read more about Freedom and Democracy.

Freedom and Democracy

Supporting democratic values around the world by elevating institutions that serve their people and promote human dignity, human rights, and market economies.

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Read David J. Kramer's biography.
David J. Kramer

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Anne Wicks

Ann Kimball Johnson Director, Education and Opportunity George W. Bush Institute

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Matthew Rooney

Director, Outreach and Strategic Partnerships George W. Bush Institute

Read Laura Collins's biography.
Laura Collins

Director, Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative George W. Bush Institute

Read Eva Chiang, Ph.D.'s biography.
Eva Chiang, Ph.D.

Managing Director, Leadership and Programming George W. Bush Institute

Read Natalie Gonnella-Platts's biography.
Natalie Gonnella-Platts

Director, Women's Advancement George W. Bush Institute

The President and Mrs. Bush in a crowd.

We believe in open societies ordered by moral conviction. We believe in private markets, humanized by compassionate government. We believe in economies that reward effort, communities that protect the weak, and the duty of nations to respect the dignity and rights of all.

President George W. Bush, Whitehall Palace, London, November 19, 2003
The George W. Bush Presidential Center.

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Learn more about Liberty & Laughter: The Lighter Side of the White House.

Liberty & Laughter: The Lighter Side of the White House

The George W. Bush Presidential Center's special exhibit glimpses behind-the-scenes into the lighter side of life in the White House. Entertaining first family anecdotes, interactive multimedia, and amusing artifacts unveil presidential pranks, inside jokes, and more.

March 3, 2022 - December 31, 2022
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