|President George W. Bush
Wednesday, September 5th
|Former First Lady Laura Bush
Wednesday, September 5th
|President Bill Clinton
Friday, September 7th
George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, was sworn into office on January 20, 2001 and served as Commander in Chief for two consecutive terms after serving for six years as Governor of the State of Texas. He received a bachelor's degree in history from Yale University in 1968, and after serving as a pilot in the Texas Air National Guard, received a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.
Since leaving office, President Bush has focused his attention on developing the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, which will encompass the Presidential Library and Museum, Archives, and the George W. Bush Institute. The Institute seeks to improve the human condition through education reform, global health, human freedom, and economic growth.
In November of 2010, President Bush published his memoir, Decision Points, where he shares a personal and candid account of the most defining decisions of his personal life and presidency.
Former First Lady Laura Bush is actively involved in issues of national and global concern, with a particular emphasis on education, health care and human rights..
A former teacher and librarian, Mrs. Bush organized the White House Summit on Early Childhood Cognitive Development in 2001, providing a forum for prominent scholars and educators to present research on preparing children for a life of learning. She is an enthusiastic proponent of teacher recruitment programs such as Teach for America, The New Teacher Project and Troops to Teachers.
Mrs. Bush advocates women's health issues, actively participating in breast-cancer and heart-disease awareness campaigns around the world. She collaborated with the U.S. Department of State, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center to launch international partnerships in support of breast-cancer awareness and research.
Her memoir, Spoken from the Heart, released May 2010, is a New York Times #1 best seller.
William Jefferson Clinton was the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice – first in 1992 and then in 1996. Under his leadership, the country enjoyed the strongest economy in a generation and the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, including the creation of more than 22 million jobs.
After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the William J. Clinton Foundation with the mission to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence.
In addition to his Foundation work, President Clinton has joined with former President George H.W. Bush three times – after the 2004 tsunami in South Asia, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and Hurricane Ike in 2008 – to help raise money for recovery efforts and served as the U.N. Envoy for Tsunami Recovery.
President Clinton's bestselling books include My Life; Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy; and GIVING: How Each of Us Can Change the World.
Mary Matalin & James Carville
Wednesday, September 5th
Husband and wife James Carville and Mary Matalin are two of America’s most prominent political voices. They also represent opposite sides of the political spectrum. An esteemed liberal pundit, Carville gained national attention for his efforts on Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign. Also a widely sought after political contributor, Mary Matalin is well known for her work with the Republican Party, having supported three former presidents.READ MORE >>
His winning streak began in 1986, when he managed the gubernatorial victory of Robert Casey in Pennsylvania, and his most prominent victory came in 1992, when he helped Bill Clinton win the presidency. In recent years, Carville has not been a paid political consultant for any domestic politicians or candidates for office, instead focusing on campaigns in more than 20 countries around the globe, including leading Ehud Barak to victory in his campaign to become the prime minister of Israel in 1999.
Carville is also a best-selling author, actor, producer, talk-show host, speaker and restaurateur. He is a frequent commentator and contributor on CNN and serves as a professor of practice at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Speaking on Wednesday, September 5th at 5pm along side husband James Carville.
As an author, television and radio host, and widely sought after political contributor, pundit and public speaker, Mary Matalin is often noted for her straightforward manner and insightful political repartee.
Matalin served under President Ronald Reagan, was campaign director for President George H. W. Bush and most recently assistant to President George W. Bush and counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney. Since serving in these roles, she has made frequent television appearances as a political commentator, securing a career in conservative media advocacy following decades of work in the GOP political trenches.
Along with Arianna Huffington, Matalin currently co-hosts the nationally-syndicated radio program, Both Sides Now. She is an acclaimed author and editor-at-large for Threshold Editions, a conservative publishing imprint at Simon & Schuster, and a visiting distinguished lecturer in political science at Loyola University New Orleans.
Matalin, alongside husband James Carville, is co-chair of the 2013 NFL Super Bowl Host Committee.