Category: Events

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Talking Transitions: Perspectives for First-term and Second-term Administrations

The Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition will host a virtual event on presidential transitions in association with the George & Barbara Bush Foundation, the Clinton Presidential Center, the George W. Bush Presidential Center, the Obama Foundation and UVA’s Miller Center on Friday, October 2, from 10:00 a.m.–1:15 p.m. EDT.

LOOKING FORWARD: Avoiding a Vaccine Cold War
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LOOKING FORWARD: Avoiding a Vaccine Cold War

Thursday, September 17th at 1:30 pm Eastern, the George & Barbara Bush Foundation together with the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M will host a new virtual program called “Looking Forward: Avoiding a Vaccine Cold War” featuring the world’s leading authorities discussing the realities of what it will take to address the COVID-19 pandemic, with a special focus on the complex issue of vaccines.

2020 Vintner Dinner
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2020 Vintner Dinner

We’re going virtual! This year’s “At Home Edition” will entail an exclusive package of wines to perfectly pair with Texas gourmet chef-inspired recipes. An online silent auction will complete the experience by featuring unique Bush family memorabilia, specialty items and world-class wines. This event will be presented online via YouTube and hosted by Emmy award-winning...

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19th Amendment: PAST.PRESENT.FUTURE.

On August 6th the George & Barbara Bush Foundation joined a bipartisan celebration of the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment. This virtual town hall brought together incredible historians, celebrities, athletes and politicians to discuss women’s involvement in the civic process.

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The ADA at 30: “Let the Shameful Wall of Exclusion Come Down”

On Tuesday July 21st, the George & Barbara Bush Foundation convened key activists, advocates and policymakers who helped make the Americans with Disabilities Act a reality for a bipartisan celebration of that landmark civil rights legislation – and, equally important, focus on the challenges that will shape the future of the disability movement. The 90-minute...

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Secretary Robert M. Gates and the “Exercise of Power”

On June 30, 2020, the George & Barbara Bush Foundation and the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University co-hosted a very special online event featuring Robert M. Gates — former Secretary of Defense and Director of Central Intelligence, President of Texas A&M University, and Dean of...

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A Luncheon Conversation on U.S. Policy and Diplomacy in Europe with Ambassador Richard Grenell

On January 31st, the George & Barbara Bush Foundation partnered with The World Affairs Council of Greater Houston to host the United States Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, for a discussion focusing on U.S. policy and diplomacy in Europe at The Houstonian Hotel in Houston, Texas. F. Gregory Gause III, Professor and Head of the International Affairs Department of the Bush School...

Former Defense Secretary, CIA Director Leon Panetta Inspires Bush School Faculty, Students as Inaugural Cameron Fellow
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Former Defense Secretary, CIA Director Leon Panetta Inspires Bush School Faculty, Students as Inaugural Cameron Fellow

Secretary Panetta delivers the inaugural Cameron Fellows Lecture on October 10, 2019. Photo credit: Butch Ireland Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Director of Central Intelligence Leon Panetta packed his two-day visit in October to the Bush School as the first Cameron Fellow by engaging with faculty and students and delivering the Bush School’s inaugural...