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George W. Bush Presidential Center
2022년 4월 12일
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Dallas, Texas (April 12, 2022)— The George W. Bush Presidential Center announced the theme, Our Nation’s Calling, for the fifth annual Forum on Leadership. Hosted by President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush, the Forum is a landmark gathering that develops, recognizes, and celebrates leadership by bringing together notable voices for in-depth discussions on today’s pressing issues. The event will be held on April 21 at the Bush Center.
The Forum will feature a keynote conversation about our Nation’s great responsibility with General James Mattis, 26th United States Secretary of Defense, plus a conversation on America’s leadership in global health with Bush Institute Senior Fellow Dr. Deborah Birx, and Dr. Stephen Hahn, Harbinger Health CEO and former Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In addition, the Forum will include a conversation on economic opportunity and higher education with Mitch Daniels, President of Purdue University; and a conversation on the state of our economy with Elaine Chao, 24th U.S. Secretary of Labor and 18th U.S. Secretary of Transportation, and Gary Cohn, Vice Chairman of IBM and 11th Director of the National Economic Council.
The gathering will be highlighted by the presentation of the George W. Bush Medal for Distinguished Leadership to James A. Baker, III, the 61st United States Secretary of State. The George W. Bush Medal for Distinguished Leadership is awarded annually to an individual who has made an impact on the global community, has inspired others to action, and has demonstrated a sustained commitment to improving the lives of others.
“We need to support and celebrate leaders who are providing opportunity for all and protecting freedom and democracy in the United States and abroad,” said Ken Hersh, President and CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. “The Forum on Leadership spotlights strong and principled leaders who are answering the call to serve.”
At the 2022 Forum on Leadership, the Bush Institute Citation will be presented to Sakena Yacoobi, Afghan Institute of Learning Executive Director, for her work advocating for the women and girls of Afghanistan. The Citation is awarded annually to recognize a leader or organization who has made an impact in their community and has inspired others to take action to solve today’s most pressing challenges.
In addition, the George W. Bush Institute Trailblazer Citation, awarded to an innovator that has effected change in the North Texas region or has otherwise enriched the quality of life in North Texas, will be presented to Daron Babcock, CEO of Bonton Farms, for his leadership and community engagement in North Texas and beyond.