President Obama joined the four living former United States presidents in Dallas on Thursday to dedicate the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the campus of Southern Methodist University.
The center is home to a presidential library and museum, as well as an institute bearing Mr. Bush’s name. Its establishment at Southern Methodist was the subject of much negotiation and debate, as some faculty members were concerned that the institute would be too partisan. But Mr. Bush has asserted that the institute would be nonpartisan, and the think tank lists education reform, economic growth, global health, and freedom among its chief interests.
In his remarks at the ceremony, Mr. Obama praised Mr. Bush for the resolve he showed in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, and credited him with restarting an “important conversation” about immigration reform.Return to Top