Five For Friday: A Weekly Digest from the Bush Center

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[image: George W. Bush Presidential Center] Five for Friday A Weekly Digest from the Bush Center January 20, 2017 Explore More BUY ENGAGE TICKETS <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir READ THE CATALYST <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir UPCOMING EVENTS <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir [image: We’re reminded today that a smooth transition of power is no small feat. It’s often organized chaos behind-the-scenes, and yet a diplomatic handover of the federal government is a symbol of our American democracy.] Peaceful Transition is a Hallmark of Our Democracy We’re reminded today that a smooth transition of power is no small feat. It’s often organized chaos behind-the-scenes, and yet a diplomatic handover of the federal government is a symbol of our American democracy. In fact, an efficient presidential transition is one familiar to many of us at the Bush Center. President Obama even recently cited the transition efforts by the then-outgoing Bush administration as a model for his staff to follow. With the pressing challenges our country faces, a successful transition is as important as ever. David Eagles , a graduate of our 2016 Presidential Leadership Scholars class and the director of the Center for Presidential Transition, recognizes firsthand the challenges and opportunities that exist. He talked with the Bush Center recently to explain his efforts and the important work ahead. Read full article <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir In Focus North America | Making NAFTA A Tool for National Prosperity The North American Free Trade Agreement has been a positive force for the United States, but NAFTA can be improved and help drive greater economic growth. Matthew Rooney , director of the Bush Institute’s Economic Growth Initiative, outlines five ways to update and strengthen this important agreement between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. Read More [image: arrow] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Veterans | Empowering Veterans to Successfully Re-enter Civilian Life Most of America’s 21 million-plus veterans will transition smoothly into civilian life. Yet too many veterans and their families face challenges as they re-enter civilian life. Colonel Miguel Howe, USA, Ret. , who directs the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, offers a strategy that would allow the new Trump administration to help virtually all of them lead and serve their country as civilians. Read More [image: arrow] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Education | How to Help Students Progress Education issues didn’t receive much attention during the presidential campaign, but they deserve attention now. Holly Kuzmich , executive director of the Bush Institute, recommends ways to create a robust federal education agenda, including giving families options for their children’s education, ensuring schools measure student progress, developing strong principals, and making data and research a priority. Read More [image: arrow] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Happy Birthday to The Catalyst Beginning in January 2016, The Catalyst: A Journal of Ideas from the Bush Institute has assembled big thinkers, elected officials, and business leaders to address such central themes as the meaning of freedom today. Our digital quarterly returns on Feb. 7 with the What Happens Now? issue. Look for contributors like American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks and former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry. Read More [image: arrow] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir [image: George W. Bush Presidential Center] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205 T. 214-200-4300 | E. xxx [image: Twitter] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir [image: Instagram] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir [image: Facebook] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir [image: Flickr] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir [image: YouTube] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Email Preferences <forms.bushcenter.org/page.aspx | Privacy Policy <forms.bushcenter.org/page.aspx | Give Today <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir

Five for Friday

A Weekly Digest from the Bush Center

January 20, 2017

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THE CATALYST
 
 
 
We’re reminded today that a smooth transition of power is no small feat. It’s often organized chaos behind-the-scenes, and yet a diplomatic handover of the federal government is a symbol of our American democracy.

Peaceful Transition is a Hallmark of Our Democracy

We’re reminded today that a smooth transition of power is no small feat. It’s often organized chaos behind-the-scenes, and yet a diplomatic handover of the federal government is a symbol of our American democracy.

In fact, an efficient presidential transition is one familiar to many of us at the Bush Center. President Obama even recently cited the transition efforts by the then-outgoing Bush administration as a model for his staff to follow.

With the pressing challenges our country faces, a successful transition is as important as ever. David Eagles, a graduate of our 2016 Presidential Leadership Scholars class and the director of the Center for Presidential Transition, recognizes firsthand the challenges and opportunities that exist. He talked with the Bush Center recently to explain his efforts and the important work ahead.

 

In Focus

North America | Making NAFTA A Tool for National Prosperity

The North American Free Trade Agreement has been a positive force for the United States, but NAFTA can be improved and help drive greater economic growth. Matthew Rooney, director of the Bush Institute’s Economic Growth Initiative, outlines five ways to update and strengthen this important agreement between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.

Veterans | Empowering Veterans to Successfully Re-enter Civilian Life

Most of America’s 21 million-plus veterans will transition smoothly into civilian life. Yet too many veterans and their families face challenges as they re-enter civilian life. Colonel Miguel Howe, USA, Ret., who directs the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, offers a strategy that would allow the new Trump administration to help virtually all of them lead and serve their country as civilians.

Education | How to Help Students Progress

Education issues didn’t receive much attention during the presidential campaign, but they deserve attention now. Holly Kuzmich, executive director of the Bush Institute, recommends ways to create a robust federal education agenda, including giving families options for their children’s education, ensuring schools measure student progress, developing strong principals, and making data and research a priority.

Happy Birthday to The Catalyst

Beginning in January 2016, The Catalyst: A Journal of Ideas from the Bush Institute has assembled big thinkers, elected officials, and business leaders to address such central themes as the meaning of freedom today. Our digital quarterly returns on Feb. 7 with the What Happens Now? issue. Look for contributors like American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks and former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry.

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