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[image: George W. Bush Presidential Center] Five for Friday A Weekly Digest from the Bush Center August 11, 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 North Korea Economic Sanctions Not Enough North Korea sends its own people to places like China and Russia to perform slave labor in exchange for hard currency. That hard currency is used not for the benefit of North Korean workers and their families, but rather to fund Kim Jong Un’s nuclear program. And that nuclear program threatens American allies in the region like South Korea and Japan—and it now threatens all Americans. The fact is, denuclearization can neither be pursued nor attained without addressing these abuses. Read our essay on North Korea policy recommendations. Read more <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir In Focus Read | President Bush Featured in American Way Magazine This month’s American Way , the in-flight magazine of American Airlines, highlights Portraits of Courage <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir and includes an interview with President Bush on his artwork and his inspiration behind the paintings. “Every brush stroke is a learning experience," he says. "With these warriors, a lot of the paintings start off one way, and as I got to thinking about their histories, and what they’re dealing with, the paintings would evolve.” Speaking of Portraits of Courage , tickets are available for the Sept. 6 Engage event <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir “The Art of Painting: A Conversation with President Bush’s Art Instructors,” where President Bush will deliver introductory remarks. Read the American Way article here [image: arrow] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir The Catalyst | WHY STAYING COMMITTED TO AFRICA IS VITAL In April, President and Mrs. Bush led their seventh Bush Center delegation to Africa since leaving office. After their return from Botswana and Namibia, they spoke with Bill McKenzie, editor of The Catalyst: A Journal of Ideas from the Bush Institute , about the roots of their shared commitment to Africa, the challenges they see in developing democracy and a strong middle class across the continent, and the reasons they are bullish about Africa’s future. Read more [image: arrow] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Read | A Scholar’s Perspective on PLS Jenifer Sarver, principal of Sarver Strategies, shares her personal perspective as a participant in the 2017 class of Presidential Leadership Scholars <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir by comparing her journey to sweet potato sliders. Check out Sarver’s interesting perception of the program and find out what role sweet potato sliders played in her unforgettable and life-changing experience. Online applications <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir for the 2018 class of PLS will be accepted through August 31, 2017. Learn more [image: arrow] <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir Read | Positive Step Forward for Women Two weeks ago, women in Jordan and Tunisia celebrated a victory. Decades of protests and activism resulted in the Tunisian Parliament passing the landmark Law on Eliminating Violence against women. Jordan made great strides when the lower house of the Jordanian Parliament voted to improve its law in a similar fashion to Tunisia. Violence against women remains pervasive in too many countries, and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are no exception. The passage of this law and redaction of the loophole in Jordan demonstrate a groundswell of support in MENA for standing firmly against gender-based violence. 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

August 11, 2017

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North Korea Economic Sanctions Not Enough

North Korea sends its own people to places like China and Russia to perform slave labor in exchange for hard currency. That hard currency is used not for the benefit of North Korean workers and their families, but rather to fund Kim Jong Un’s nuclear program. And that nuclear program threatens American allies in the region like South Korea and Japan—and it now threatens all Americans. The fact is, denuclearization can neither be pursued nor attained without addressing these abuses. Read our essay on North Korea policy recommendations.

 

In Focus

Read | President Bush Featured in American Way Magazine

This month’s American Way, the in-flight magazine of American Airlines, highlights and includes an interview with President Bush on his artwork and his inspiration behind the paintings. “Every brush stroke is a learning experience," he says. "With these warriors, a lot of the paintings start off one way, and as I got to thinking about their histories, and what they’re dealing with, the paintings would evolve.” Speaking of Portraits of Courage, tickets are available for the , “The Art of Painting: A Conversation with President Bush’s Art Instructors,” where President Bush will deliver introductory remarks.

The Catalyst | WHY STAYING COMMITTED TO AFRICA IS VITAL

In April, President and Mrs. Bush led their seventh Bush Center delegation to Africa since leaving office. After their return from Botswana and Namibia, they spoke with Bill McKenzie, editor of The Catalyst: A Journal of Ideas from the Bush Institute, about the roots of their shared commitment to Africa, the challenges they see in developing democracy and a strong middle class across the continent, and the reasons they are bullish about Africa’s future.

Read | A Scholar’s Perspective on PLS

Jenifer Sarver, principal of Sarver Strategies, shares her personal perspective as a participant in the 2017 class of by comparing her journey to sweet potato sliders. Check out Sarver’s interesting perception of the program and find out what role sweet potato sliders played in her unforgettable and life-changing experience. for the 2018 class of PLS will be accepted through August 31, 2017.

Read | Positive Step Forward for Women

Two weeks ago, women in Jordan and Tunisia celebrated a victory. Decades of protests and activism resulted in the Tunisian Parliament passing the landmark Law on Eliminating Violence against women. Jordan made great strides when the lower house of the Jordanian Parliament voted to improve its law in a similar fashion to Tunisia. Violence against women remains pervasive in too many countries, and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are no exception. The passage of this law and redaction of the loophole in Jordan demonstrate a groundswell of support in MENA for standing firmly against gender-based violence.

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