Past Events:

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2020 Vintner Dinner

Event Date: November 12, 2020

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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THE MAN WHO RAN WASHINGTON: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III by Peter Baker and Susan Glasser

Event Date: October 8, 2020

Virtual Event moderated by Michael Beschloss, Presidential Historian and Bestselling Author. Join us on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at 6 pm CST.

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The Significance of German Reunification Retrospectively and in the Present Day

Event Date: October 6, 2020

The reunification of Germany was one of the most significant events in the history of modern Europe. Its resounding impact on German society and its geopolitical effects on Europe and on U.S.-transatlantic relations are highly relevant. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of this pivotal moment, this webinar will feature special addresses from two distinguished global leaders...

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

Event Date: October 2, 2020

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.

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LOOKING FORWARD: Avoiding a Vaccine Cold War

Event Date: September 17, 2020

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.

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AMERICA IN THE WORLD: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Event Date: August 26, 2020

Virtual Book Event featuring Robert B. Zoellick

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19th Amendment: PAST.PRESENT.FUTURE.

Event Date: August 6, 2020

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”

Event Date: July 21, 2020

https://vimeo.com/video/440814350 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”

Event Date: June 30, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dia5fR1F4NA 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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“Pearls of Wisdom” in Washington, DC

Event Date: March 5, 2020

Presentation and Book Signing by Jean Becker Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020Hosted by: The George & Barbara Bush FoundationLocation: United States Institute of Peace, Carlucci Auditorium | 2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037 Former Chief of Staff, Jean Becker and members of the Bush Family celebrated the release of “Pearls of Wisdom: Little Pieces of Advice ...

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

Event Date: January 31, 2020

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 ...

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George & Barbara Bush Foundation Vintner Dinner and Wine Auction

Event Date: November 21, 2019

Thursday, November 21, 2019 Join us for the 10th Anniversary of the George & Barbara Bush Foundation Vintner Dinner and Wine Auction as we honor the Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH with The George Bush Award for Excellence in Public Service. The evening will include a silent auction with some of President and Mrs. ...

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Union Pacific Officially Announces It Will Donate Its 4141 Locomotive for Permanent Display at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Center

Event Date: November 8, 2019

  First Unveiled in 2005, Engine That Led Iconic Funeral Train Coming to Bush Library and Museum in 2020 Following Year-Long Preparation Process College Station, Texas — On Friday, November 8th, Union Pacific officially announced it is donating the UP No. 4141 George Bush Locomotive for permanent display at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. ...

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30 Years Later: Lessons from the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Event Date: November 6, 2019

Washington, DC — On Wednesday, November 6th, the George & Barbara Bush Foundation and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute co-hosted, together with the Atlantic Council and Georgetown University, a program marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The two-hour event, held in Georgetown’s Gaston Hall, was moderated by former ABC News anchor Sam Donaldson and Dean ...

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Mosbacher Institute’s “Conversations in Public Policy”: OPIC’s David Bohigian

Event Date: October 30, 2019

From left to right, Dr. Frank Ashley, the Bush School’s Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Rob Mosbacher; David Bohigian; and Dr. Raymond Robertson, Director of the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy. On October 30th, David Bohigian, the Executive Vice President and head of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and Robert Mosbacher ...

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

Event Date: October 10, 2019

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 Cameron ...

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30th Anniversary Celebration of President Bush’s Education Summit

Event Date: September 27, 2019

BIDDEFORD, Maine On September 27, more than a thousand people assembled in UNE’s Harold Alfond Forum on the Biddeford Campus to witness President Bill Clinton and former Governor Jeb Bush participate in a moderated discussion in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of President George H.W. Bush’s Education Summit, held at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville ...

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“Calm Before the Storm: Desert Storm Diaries and Other Stories” by Marlin Fitzwater

Event Date: September 16, 2019

Adapted from a Sept. 16, 2019 article by Megan Rodriguez in The Bryan Eagle. It was his decade in the White House and closeness to the Bush family that inspired former Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater to write Calm Before the Storm: Desert Storm Diaries and Other Stories.

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95th Birthday Celebration in Honor of President George H.W. Bush

Event Date: June 15, 2019

Grandkids, a skydiving demonstration and country star Lyle Lovett headlined the George & Barbara Bush Foundation’s all-day birthday celebration at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Center honoring the foundation’s namesakes 95th and 94th birthdays. The occasion marked the largest gathering of Bush family at the Bush Center since President Bush’s interment on December 6, 2018.

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U.S. Postal Service Issues Forever Stamp Honoring President Bush

Event Date: June 12, 2019

U.S. Postal Service Issues Forever Stamp Honoring President Bush

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“Grateful American” by Gary Sinise

Event Date: May 1, 2019

Bush Foundation guests were treated to a heartwarming, special evening on May 1st when acclaimed actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise came to the Annenberg Conference Center where he discussed his New York Times-bestseller, “Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service”, and the inspiring work of the Gary Sinise Foundation. Before the evening was over ...

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ConocoPhillips White House Lecture Series: An Inside look at the American Vice Presidency

Event Date: April 5, 2019

On April 5th, Vice President Mike Pence and former Vice Presidents Dick Cheney and Dan Quayle discussed the modern vice presidency and shared memories of the 41st President during the 2019 CononcoPhillips White House Lecture at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Center. The historic, invitation-only event — titled “An Inside Look at the American Vice ...

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Presidents Day Honoring the 41st President of the United States

Event Date: February 11, 2019

Adapted from a Feb. 12, 2019 article by Kenny Wiley in The Bryan Eagle. Two of George Bush’s closest colleagues took to the Frymire Auditorium stage on Presidents’ Day 2019 to share intimate stories about and reflections on the late president. Andy Card, who served as deputy White House chief of staff from 1989 through 1992, ...

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Noted British Historian Andrew Roberts on Prime Minister Winston Churchill

Event Date: January 29, 2019

The widely respected British historian and best-selling author Andrew Roberts came to the George H. W. Bush Presidential Center on January 29th to discuss his acclaimed new book Churchill: Walking with Destiny. Roberts was the first biographer granted access by Queen Elizabeth to read her late father King George VI’s diary records of Churchill’s weekly ...