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SMU welcomes the Bush Center to its campus with all five living presidents on hand to mark the celebrations. Mustang student leaders happily greet President Bush at the opening of the Bush Center, connecting with the community.
African First Ladies Summit
In Tanzania, former First Lady Laura Bush ’68 and First Lady Michelle Obama join moderator Cokie Roberts to discuss the important role women play in strengthening Africa at the African First Ladies Summit.
President George W. Bush attends the refurbishing of the Mosi Oa Tunia clinic in Livingstone, Zambia, to continue his commitment to the people of Africa, focusing on the future.
In Crawford, Texas, President Bush bikes alongside veterans in the Warrior 100K, highlighting the service, sacrifice and resilience of our nation’s service members, in the Ride on! event.
Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton speak at the graduation of the inaugural class of Presidential Leadership Scholars, celebrating leaders.
Art of leadership
During a visit to the Bush Center and SMU, President Bush and the 14th Dalai Lama admire the president’s portrait of the Dalai Lama, discussing the Art of leadership.
Thousands of bluebonnets, Texas’ state flower, grace the Laura W. Bush Native Texas Park at the Bush Center, bringing May flowers.
SMU President R. Gerald Turner moderates a discussion with President Bush during the Hart Global Leaders Forum, which allows high school students to hear from prominent world leaders.
President and Mrs. Bush, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, and SMU President Turner and his wife, Gail, cheer on the Mustangs at an SMU men’s basketball game.
A history lesson
Visitors celebrating the Bush Center’s fifth anniversary take in the permanent exhibits of the president’s tenure in office.
Brad Cheves, SMU’s vice president for development and external affairs, speaks with President Bush about the exhibit of his art, Out of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants.
An ace in the hole
At the Bush Institute’s Warrior Open, presented by AT&T, President Bush and a U.S. military veteran survey the golf course.
A listening ear
Dr. Deborah Birx, former White House coronavirus response coordinator, speaks about the pandemic response on an episode of The Strategerist podcast during the Forum on Leadership.
The George W. Bush Institute hosts a conference on The Struggle for Freedom in partnership with Freedom House and the National Endowment for Democracy.
A decade of impact
SMU and the Bush Center celebrate 10 years of service to the local and global communities.