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Five for Friday
A Weekly Digest from the Bush Center
June 16, 2017
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A Fatherâ€™s Unconditional Love
A father provides a child unconditional love, is a protector, mentor, and friend. As visitors enter the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the images and childhood stories of President and Mrs. Bush embody those values. Their lives were shaped in great part from the lessons and wisdom imparted to them by their fathersâ€” President George H.W. Bush and Harold Welchâ€”and helped guide their lives of public service.
This Fatherâ€™s Day, we echo President Bushâ€™s 2005 Fatherâ€™s Day Proclamation: â€śA father's example helps shape the character and values that his children will carry with them into adulthood, and the lessons he teaches remain with them for a lifetime.â€ť
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Watch Livestream | Tune in for NAFTA and Security Panel Discussion on Monday
Tune in Monday, June 19 to watch "NAFTA, Borders, and Security,â€ť a panel discussion moderated by Wade Goodwyn of NPR. Representative Will Hurd (R-TX), President of the North American Strategy for Competitiveness Tiffany Melvin , and CEO of Mission Foods Javier Velez Bautista , will weigh in on the U.S.-Mexico relationship and the overlap between trade and security. For this event, the Bush Institute is partnering with the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU, Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center, and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.
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Read | U.S.-Mexico Sugar Deal Avoids a Sugar Trade War
U.S.-Mexico trade relations have been known to sour at times over the terms of U.S. imports of Mexican sugar. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Mexican Minister of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal recently announced a preliminary agreement to avoid escalating a sugar trade war. Find out what this agreement entails, the history of the conflict, and what it means as NAFTA renegotiations commence later this summer.
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Read | Bush Instituteâ€™s Education Reform Leaders Participate in Panel Discussion with Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Bush Institute Director of Education Reform Anne Wicks moderated an insightful panel discussion on education hosted at the Bush Center Wednesday. Panelists included SMU President R. Gerald Turner, Bush Institute Deputy Director of Education Reform and Research and Evaluation Eva Myrick Chiang , Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa , and COO of the Commit Partnership Sagar Desai.
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Read| Congressional Letter to White House Cites Bush Institute Policy Work on North Korea
Several Members of Congress sent a letter to the White House this week that cites the Bush Instituteâ€™s policy work on North Korea, specifically the â€śdirect link between the North Korean governmentâ€™s violations of the rights of its citizens and the regimeâ€™s threat to international peace.â€ť The Bush Instituteâ€™s Human Freedom team was also in Washington this week, where Deputy Director Lindsay Lloyd and Fellow Victor Cha met with policymakers about recommendations to improve the human condition in North Korea.
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