The Catalyst Launch Event, featuring Senators Jon Kyl and Joe Lieberman


January 21, 2016

The Catalyst

The Catalyst: A Journal of Ideas from the Bush Institute is a quarterly digital publication that presents compelling essays that address a central policy question or theme.

Read the first issue


Secretary Margaret Spellings
Senator Jon Kyl
Senator Joe Lieberman


William McKenzie, Editor of The Catalyst
Senator Rob Portman
Ruben Navarrette, Columnist and George W. Bush Institute Fellow
Holly Kuzmich, Senior Vice President at the George W. Bush Presidential Center

The Bush Institute launched its new digital publication, The Catalyst: A Journal of Ideas from the Bush Institute, with an event this week at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Participants at the gathering included Senators Jon Kyl and Joe Lieberman, who co-authored an essay in the inaugural issue of The Catalyst. Their piece, “The Case for American Internationalism,” was one of several essays that focused on the role that America should play over the next four years. Other articles looked at challenges that need leadership here at home.

Along with Senators Kyl and Lieberman, authors in the first edition of the quarterly include George Shultz, Ron Kirk, Margaret Spellings, Robert Kagan, Mark Cuban, Ruben Navarrette, Maya MacGuineas, Richard Brookhiser, Amanda Schnetzer, William Inboden, Miguel Howe and Matthew Wilson.

Watch the Event