April 16, 2018 |
The American Studies Institute at Harding University hosted former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush for the fourth presentation of its 2017-18 Distinguished Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. in the Benson Auditorium.
For decades, Mrs. Bush fought for key issues in the fields of literacy, education, health care and women’s rights. After leaving the White House, she and President George W. Bush founded the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, which is home to the Bush Presidential Museum and Library and the George W. Bush Institute, a public policy center established to solve today’s most pressing challenges by developing leaders, advancing policy and taking action.
She founded the Texas Book Festival and the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. As chair of the Women’s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, she continues her work on global health care innovations, empowering women in emerging democracies, education reform and supporting America’s military veterans.