Bush Center Briefing: Volume 2 | Issue 2

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[image: George W. Bush Presidential Center] The Bush Center Briefing Volume 2 | Issue 2 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 Letter from the CEO A year has almost passed since I joined the George W. Bush Presidential Center as President and CEO last May. During that time, I have been more than impressed about the quality and focus of the Bush Center's work and its people. Just since our last Bush Canter Briefing in early February, we have accomplished a great deal: We've unveiled Portraits of Courage <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir President Bush"s new book and the accompanying special exhibit of his paintings of wounded warriors. We launched the Veteran Employment Transition Roadmap <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir with the U.S. Chamber and created the Warrior Wellness Alliance <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir to help post-9/11 vets get connected to the best possible care for their invisible wounds. In addition, we presented an unprecedented study on the impact of global first ladies. <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir In our continued work on outreach to the public, we held an Engage event <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir headlined by Christopher Jackson from the Broadway hit, Hamilton, and published the winter issue of The Catalyst , asking the post-election question: What Happens Now? This week, President and Mrs. Bush led a trip to Africa <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir where they and Bush Center leaders highlighted the work of the First Ladies Initiative and our Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon affiliate, which engages in screening and prevention of cervical and breast cancer throughout Africa. Also this week, our 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholars class met at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock. And on April 19, we will feature author Bill Browder <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir at our Engage series, where he will talk about his harrowing, real-life experiences in Russia. The last 12 months have been full of impressive work by our outstanding team of dedicated professionals and thought leaders, and I look forward to the next 12 months as we pursue our goals of developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to help solve today's most pressing problems. I thank you for your interest in our important work and your engagement with the Bush Center -- Ken Hersh , President and CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center In Focus Domestic Excellence Seven Ways to Think Differently about Trade Deficits To some, America's trade deficit shows that our economy is failing. By this flawed logic, America is a chump because our market is open while we let other countries limit our access to their markets. Matthew Rooney, director of the Bush Institute's Economic Growth Initiative, explains that, fortunately for America, this way of looking at our trade balance is almost entirely wrong. Read more[image: arrow] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Global Leadership Staying the course on AIDS relief Today, World Health Day, is an appropriate reminder why we should stay the course with effective development programs like the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. PEPFAR has created more stable societies by saving millions of lives around the world from HIV/AIDS. Its success has helped programs like the Bush Institute-affiliated Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon fight diseases like cervical cancer. Follow along to learn more about President and Mrs. Bush's trip to Africa to highlight these programs. Follow along[image: arrow] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Domestic Excellence Why Chronic Absenteeism Matters Missing just 10% of school days - excused or not - puts students at risk to fall behind academically. Unfortunately, this problem affects districts across the nation. Federal data shows that 13% of all students - 6.5 million children in total - were chronically absent in the 2013-14 school year. To take on this challenge, the George W. Bush Institute's Education Reform Initiative has convened a working group to present ways school districts and even mayors can curb chronic absenteeism. Read more [image: arrow] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Engagement Agenda Join Us for Easter Brunch Celebrate Easter at Café 43, the Bush Center's full-service restaurant, and enjoy a limited-edition holiday menu featuring classics like bourbon and brown butter glazed ham, as well as green chile and bacon mac ‘n’ cheese and specialty cocktails. Make your reservation today at 214.200.4302 or online at opentable.com. <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir View Easter menu [image: arrow] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir News & Articles PEOPLE | Africa Photo Album Puts Faces to Message: "Every Life Matters" <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Remarks by President Bush at Windhoek Central Hospital <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir A Role Without a Rulebook: The Influence and Leadership of Global First Ladies <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir The Influence and Leadership of Global First Ladies <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir First Ladies Highlight a New Era for Afghan Women <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Women in Leadership: Q&A with Holly Kuzmich, Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Warrior Wellness Alliance: Addressing the Invisible Wounds of War <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Military Service Initiative Resources <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Reuters | Former U.S. President Bush Touts Signature Africa AIDS Program in Botswana <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Dallas Morning News | First Ladies Compare Notes in Joint Bush Institute Appearance <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir The Essentials of Making Presidential Decisions: A Q&A with Keith Hennessey <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Fox News | Eric Shawn Reports: The Bush Mission Continues <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Fox News | Eric Shawn Reports: The Bush Institute Helping Vets <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Task & Purpose | George W Bush Opens Up About Veterans, Iraq, and The Healing Power of Art <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir San Antonio Express-News | How the White House Can Better Focus on Veterans Needs <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Ft. 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Letter from the CEO

A year has almost passed since I joined the George W. Bush Presidential Center as President and CEO last May. During that time, I have been more than impressed about the quality and focus of the Bush Center's work and its people. Just since our last Bush Canter Briefing in early February, we have accomplished a great deal:

We've unveiled , President Bush"s new book and the accompanying special exhibit of his paintings of wounded warriors. We launched the with the U.S. Chamber and created the to help post-9/11 vets get connected to the best possible care for their invisible wounds. In addition, we presented an unprecedented study on the impact of In our continued work on outreach to the public, we held an headlined by Christopher Jackson from the Broadway hit, Hamilton, and published the winter issue of The Catalyst, asking the post-election question: What Happens Now?

This week, President and Mrs. Bush led a
, where they and Bush Center leaders highlighted the work of the First Ladies Initiative and our Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon affiliate, which engages in screening and prevention of cervical and breast cancer throughout Africa. Also this week, our 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholars class met at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock. And on April 19, we will feature author at our Engage series, where he will talk about his harrowing, real-life experiences in Russia.

The last 12 months have been full of impressive work by our outstanding team of dedicated professionals and thought leaders, and I look forward to the next 12 months as we pursue our goals of developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to help solve today's most pressing problems. I thank you for your interest in our important work and your engagement with the Bush Center


-- Ken Hersh, President and CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center

In Focus

Domestic Excellence

Seven Ways to Think Differently about Trade Deficits

To some, America's trade deficit shows that our economy is failing. By this flawed logic, America is a chump because our market is open while we let other countries limit our access to their markets. Matthew Rooney, director of the Bush Institute's Economic Growth Initiative, explains that, fortunately for America, this way of looking at our trade balance is almost entirely wrong.

Global Leadership

Staying the course on AIDS relief

Today, World Health Day, is an appropriate reminder why we should stay the course with effective development programs like the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. PEPFAR has created more stable societies by saving millions of lives around the world from HIV/AIDS. Its success has helped programs like the Bush Institute-affiliated Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon fight diseases like cervical cancer. Follow along to learn more about President and Mrs. Bush's trip to Africa to highlight these programs.

Domestic Excellence

Why Chronic Absenteeism Matters

Missing just 10% of school days - excused or not - puts students at risk to fall behind academically. Unfortunately, this problem affects districts across the nation. Federal data shows that 13% of all students - 6.5 million children in total - were chronically absent in the 2013-14 school year. To take on this challenge, the George W. Bush Institute's Education Reform Initiative has convened a working group to present ways school districts and even mayors can curb chronic absenteeism. 

Engagement Agenda

Join Us for Easter Brunch

Celebrate Easter at Café 43, the Bush Center's full-service restaurant, and enjoy a limited-edition holiday menu featuring classics like bourbon and brown butter glazed ham, as well as green chile and bacon mac ‘n’ cheese and specialty cocktails. Make your reservation today at 214.200.4302 or online at

News & Articles

PEOPLE | Africa Photo Album Puts Faces to Message: "Every Life Matters"

Reuters | Former U.S. President Bush Touts Signature Africa AIDS Program in Botswana

Dallas Morning News | First Ladies Compare Notes in Joint Bush Institute Appearance

Fox News | Eric Shawn Reports: The Bush Mission Continues

Fox News | Eric Shawn Reports: The Bush Institute Helping Vets

Task & Purpose | George W Bush Opens Up About Veterans, Iraq, and The Healing Power of Art

San Antonio Express-News | How the White House Can Better Focus on Veterans Needs

Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinal | Washington Needs to Take on Entitlement Programs

TIME | George W. Bush Discusses His New Book of Oil Paintings

Ellen Degeneres Show | President Bush's Powerful Veteran Portraits

Jimmy Kimmel Live! | FULL INTERVIEW with President George W. Bush

PEOPLE | George W. Bush Paints Love Letters to the Men and Women He Sent to War: ‹I Think About Their Troubles and Their Joys› 

Dallas Morning News | Painting Veterans George W. Bush's Way to Give Back: "I Was Just So Honored to Be Their Commander-In-Chief"

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