Forum on Leadership


April 11, 2019 - April 12, 2019


Keynote Conversation: The New World Order

Dr. Henry Kissinger

Former Secretary, U.S. Department of State 


Bill and Melinda Gates

Co-Founders of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

2019 George W. Bush Medal for
Distinguished Leadership Recipient

Dylan Tête

Executive Director, Bastion Community of Resilience

2019 Military Service Citation Recipient

Jan Langbein

CEO, Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support

2019 George W. Bush Institute Trailblazer Citation Recipient

2019 Forum on Leadership Schedule of Events

*Times listed in Central Time

10:00 a.m.

Morning Sessions

Conversation One: Responsibilities of Global Citizenship
  • President George W. Bush
  • Robert Gates, Co-Founder, RiceHadleyGates LLC; Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Paula Dobriansky, 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 (Moderator)
Scholar Testimonial
  • Mariz Doss, Business Development Advisor, Medmark Insurance Brokerage, Egypt; 2013 George W. Bush Institute WE Lead Scholar
Conversation Two: For More than Profit
  • Dan Gilbert, Founder and Chairman, Quicken Loans; Founder and Chairman, Rock Ventures
  • Laura Collins, Director, Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative (Moderator)

1:15 p.m.

Afternoon Sessions

Studio 43: Is the Last Frontier Also the Last Great Market?
  • Ariane Cornell, Head of Astronaut Strategy and Sales, Blue Origin
  • Sean O’Keefe, Professor, Syracuse University Maxwell School; Former Secretary of the Navy; Former Administrator, NASA (Moderator)
Studio 43: Technological Transformations and Threats
  • Peter Altabef, Chairman and CEO, Unisys; Member, President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
  • Michael Chertoff, Founder and Executive Chairman, The Chertoff Group; Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Eva Chiang, Director, Research and Evaluation, George W. Bush Institute (Moderator)
Scholar Testimonial
  • Richard Casper, Co-Founder and Executive Director, CreatiVets; 2018 George W. Bush Institute Stand-To VLP Scholar
Remarks and Awarding of  Military Service Institute Citation 
  • Matt Amidon, Director, Military Service Initiative, George W. Bush Institute
  • Dylan Tête, Executive Director and Founder, Bastion Community of Resilience
Keynote Conversation: The New World Order
  • Dr. Henry Kissinger, Former Secretary, U.S. Department of State
  • Ken Hersh, President and CEO, George W. Bush Presidential Center (Moderator)

3:00 p.m.

Event Concludes 

*Event details subject to change.


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