Highland Capital Management of Houston, Texas, was one of the very first supporters of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Since 2012 they had donated around $5 million. In early 2018 they created an endowment for the center to which they gave $10 million. This money will be used to host the Engage Series which brings in experts to discuss public policy issues and lead discussions. Read more at Biz Journals about Highland Capital.
One of the upcoming Engage Series event to be held at this presidential center will be on Tuesday, June 26th. It will be held at 6:30 pm and tickets cost $40. It is called “Engage at the Bush Center, Presented by Highland Capital Management – the Art & Leadership of Winston Churchill. This is being held as a companion event to other leadership development work being performed at the Bush Presidential Center.
This Engage Series event will look at what made Winston Churchill such an effective leader. It will then lead the discussion into how the lessons of his leadership can be used in the modern era in order to solve many pressing issues of the day. There will also be an exhibit in the Presidential Center which will feature some of Churchill’s paintings and those of other artists. The night will be kicked off when former President George Bush will deliver some opening remarks. Read this article at PR Newswire.
The executive director of the Bush Center is Holly Kuzmich. She will be the monitor for this Highland Capital Engage event. Joining her on the stage will be some of the world’s leading experts on Winston Churchill. This includes Churchill Archive Centre’s Director Allen Packwood. On stage will also be David Reynolds who is a well-known documentary director and historian very versed in British history. Also, David Woolner will be part of the panel. He is a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and is also a very highly respected historian. He just released a new book named, “The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace.
Before events start Director Lee Pollock of the Churchill Centre will do a question and answer session for the people attending this event.