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The Year in Review
Five for Friday
A Weekly Digest from the Bush Center
December 22, 2017
As we reflect on 2017, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support of the Bush Center. As youâ€™ll read in this, our final Five for Friday of the year, weâ€™ve had a busy, exciting 12 months. Look for the next edition upon our return in January 2018. Happy Holidays!
-- Kenneth Hersh , President and CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center
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How Trade Spreads Holiday Cheer
Despite having the worldâ€™s most skilled toy manufacturers - elves - Santa surely imports raw materials to make the perfect doll or toy train. After all, the North Pole is not rich in natural resources and toy components do not appear by magic. So, it is only fitting to discuss what truly makes the holidays so special: global trade.
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Domestic Excellence: A Look Back at 2017
Throughout 2017, the Bush Institute has sought to improve the lives of veterans, elevate the importance of trading relationships, improve Americaâ€™s schools, and develop future leaders. Take a look at some of the top moments from our Domestic Excellence Impact Center, home to the Military Service Initiative, Economic Growth Initiative, Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, and Education Reform Initiative.
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Global Leadership: A Look Back At 2017
Over the last 12 months, the Bush Institute has actively addressed challenges around the world, from improving health care in Africa to developing leaders in Burma to promoting freedom in North Korea. Here is a look at some of the top moments from our Global Leadership Impact Center, home to the Human Freedom Initiative, Women's Initiative, and Global Health Initiative.
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Engagement Agenda: A Look Back At 2017
During the last year, the Bush Center has provided compelling programming and provocative ideas through our Engage series and The Catalyst: A Journal of Ideas from the Bush Institute. From Condoleezza Rice and Robert Gates to Barbara and Jenna Bush to Arthur Brooks and Mike McCurry, our stage and our pages have brought you lively speakers and original content.
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ALL NEW HOLIDAYS AT THE BUSH CENTER EXHIBIT NOW OPEN Through January 7
Step into All Things Bright and Beautiful: Christmas at the White House 2005 , the Bush Center's all new holiday exhibit, to discover the beauty and excitement of holidays at the White House. The Bush Center will host activities throughout the holiday season, including education docents sharing fascinating stories of White House traditions. Learn more about this year's holiday exhibit.
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