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The Constitution opens, “we the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union”. It doesn’t say that we will always be perfect, but rather we’ll will strive to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessing of liberty for generations to come.Nicole Bibbins Sedaca, Bush Institute Kelly and David Pfeil Fellow, discusses the principles of our democracy and how we can all work to ensure its health.Read the Choose Freedom report from the Bush Institute 
Wendy Kopp had an idea.  She wanted to borrow a tactic from other industries: if she could convince students fresh out of college to commit to teaching for two years in communities that desperately needed teachers, she could really make an impact in education and broaden the perspectives of the young adults before they move into their planned careers.  Thus, Teach for America was born.  Today, Wendy has broadened her goals, and co-founded Teach for All to impact education worldwide.Wendy shares how her parents’ commitment to her education impacted her, and how local communities — not necessary federal governments — are at the core of driving change.Related ContentTeach for AllTeach for America2020 Bush Center Forum on Leadership
When you’re browsing for something to read or watch online , algorithms usually decide what content will be put in front of you. Whether that’s what search result shows first, or what news stories are in your social media feed, somewhere a computer is following a complex but predefined set of rules to decide what content you’ll see first. Renée DiResta, Research Manager at the Stanford Internet Observatory, explains how these algorithms try to deliver content that you’ll  find interesting and relevant — and how that leads to your online world looking very different from your neighbor’s online world.We sat down before the recent elections to talk about how information spreads online — whether true, false, or somewhere in between — and how we can all be better consumers of information.Related ContentRenée DiResta on Twitter: @NoUpsideDemocracy Talks from the Bush Institute
Roda Ahmed is the author of Mae Among the Stars, the critically acclaimed children’s storybook which is a selection on Mrs. Bush’s 2020 reading list for kids.Born in Somalia and raised in Norway, Roda speaks five languages — and has now founded her own publishing company. We talked to her on Zoom from her home in Oslo this summer about about why she wrote Mae Among the Stars, and how important representation is in children’s literature. We also discuss challenges she herself has had to overcome, and how she felt when she finally met Mae Jemison.Related ContentMae Among the Stars: Barnes and Noble / AmazonMrs. Laura Bush Reading List for Kids, 2020The Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries -- grant applications now open
Thanksgiving always looks different for men and women deployed through our armed services. And this year, even more so. For 80 years, the USO has worked to connect service members to family and home. CEO J.D. Crouch discusses the ongoing work of serving our nation's warriors -- and how the organization with a global footprint is adapting to a global pandemic.Dr. Crouch also discusses his optimistic style of leadership, as well as what he learned during his time as Deputy National Security Advisor in the George W. Bush administration. And shares his memories of the late Alex Trebek — a longtime USO supporter.Related:The USOThe Bush Institute's resources for veterans and the nonprofits who serve them
In this Veteran's Day episode, we talk to U.S. Army Second Lieutenant Melissa Stockwell -- the U.S. first female to lose a limb in combat and now Paralympic Games medalist -- about her journey representing America both before and after active duty.Purchase Melisssa's book, The Power of Choice: From Wounded Warrior to World ChampionLearn more about the Tokyo Paralympic GamesLearn more about the Bush Center's W100KWatch the George W. Bush Presidential Center Dedication Ceremony, including Melissa reciting the Pledge of Allegiance as five U.S. presidents look on
Hannah Song, CEO of Liberty in North Korea, envisions a world where North Korea isn’t the worst place on earth. LiNK supports the people of North Korea in their attempts to escape, helps them resettle in free countries, and is working to change the narrative around the country that is known as the worst place in the world to live.Learn more about the Liberty in North Korea organizationLearn about this episode's co-host, Joseph Kim, who was born in North KoreaExplore the Bush Institute's work in supporting freedom in North Korea
Two stars from the ABC hit show Shark Tank -- Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, and Daymond John, founder and CEO of apparel company FUBU -- aren't just successful on the balance sheet.  They're inspirational figures for American entrepreneurs from all backgrounds.We cover serious topics such as:How businesses can adapt to disruptive events like the coronavirusHow money has (or has not) changed the two -- and why they still get up every morning eager to do businessHow businesses can navigate challenging relationships with ChinaHow manufacturing can return to the U.S.And share some laughs with:Mark and Daymond's competition to be the better dancerDaymond's dad jokesBehind-the-scenes stories from the set of Shark TankBe sure to watch them on stage at Engage at the Bush Center, presented by Highland Capital Management.
Learn more about the Latino CoalitionLearn more about the Bush Center's work in immigration reform
About Barry-Wehmiller and CEO Bob Chapman
TED Talk with Dr. GarciaThe Future of Texas at Engage at the Bush Center, presented by Highland Capital Management
Texas 2036Bush Center Education Reform Initiative
Pastor Bryan Carter and Concord ChurchPastor Dr. Jeff Warren and Park Cities Baptist Church13th on NetflixThe New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Learn more about Kershaw's ChallengeRead the "America at Its Best" issue of The Catalyst
Subscribe to the Gates Foundation's publication, The OptimistRead the "America at Its Best" issue of The Catalyst: A Journal of Ideas from the Bush Institute
Subscribe to The Catalyst: A Journal of Ideas from the Bush InstituteLearn more about the Bush Institute's work in education
Learn more about:Team Rubicon GlobalTeam Rubicon USABush Institute Warrior Wellness AlliancePresidential Leadership Scholars Program
Learn more about Sesame Street's resources:Episodes and Sesame Street contentCaring for Each Other contentSocial impact initiativesLearn more about the Bush Institute's resources:COVID-19 related contentLearn more about the Bush Institute's work:Women's Initiative, promoting education, healthcare, and economic opportunity for women around the worldMilitary Service Initiative Veteran Transition program, ensuring post-9/11 veterans and their families make successful transitions to civilian life 
Learn more about the Bush Institute Warrior Wellness Alliance
Learn more about the Bush Institute's Education Reform Initiative
Learn more about:Get Shift Done: www.getshiftdone.orgThe North Texas Food bank: www.ntfb.orgShiftsmart:
Donate to Genesis Shelter and Support or find resources for women in abusive homesSupport North Texas Giving Day
Bill McKenzie’s career in journalism has taken him from the backroads of Texas covering George W. Bush’s governatorial campaign to a Puliter Prize-winning series of editorials on economic disparity in Dallas. Now a senior fellow at the Bush Institute, Bill was in the newsroom on 9/11 — and shares that experience as we face another national emergency. 
Keith Hennessey was director of the U.S. National Economic Council and a key advisor to the president as the financial crisis hit the U.S. economy in 2008.  He’s been inside the White House during a major crisis — and has seen a recovery.  We talk about how our government is structured to solve problems and how leaders can make the most of the information in front of them — while also making the best use of their voice.Today, Mr. Hennessey teaches at Stanford and is a Fellow at the Bush Institute, instructing its leadership programs.Related topics:The Bush Institute's COVID-19 related articlesPresidential Leadership Scholars programLiberty and Leadership programStand-To Veteran Leadership Program
Learn more about the Bush Institute's First Ladies Initiative: Mrs. Barbara Bush's Wellesley College Commencement: 
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George W. Bush Presidential Center
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Jan 23rd, 2019
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Dec 23rd, 2020
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