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What happens when you cross the 43rd President, late night sketch comedy, and interesting conversation? The inspiration behind The Strategerist– a podcast series highlighting the American spirit of leadership and compassion.

The Strategerist George W. Bush Presidential Center

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 200 Ratings

What happens when you cross the 43rd President, late night sketch comedy, and interesting conversation? The inspiration behind The Strategerist– a podcast series highlighting the American spirit of leadership and compassion.

    College Affordability and Debt Forgiveness -- After Hours Roundtable

    College Affordability and Debt Forgiveness -- After Hours Roundtable

    Education is the foundation of the American dream and the pathway to economic mobility. And higher education is the culmination of that dream. For many families, that dream comes at enormous cost and sacrifice. We go behind-the-scenes of a Bush Institute policy discussion as four of our experts tackle college affordability, public policy, and the topic that's the subject of water-cooler talk everywhere: college debt forgiveness.

    • 57 min
    Alex Gorsky -- Encouraging Innovation at Johnson & Johnson

    Alex Gorsky -- Encouraging Innovation at Johnson & Johnson

    Creating a culture of trust is critical at any company, especially one focused on innovation. Alex Gorsky, April and Jay Graham Fellow at the Bush Institute and Johnson & Johnson Executive Chairman, discusses how J&J's COVID vaccine came to be, why asking for forgiveness not permission is critical to innovation, and how his parents shaped him into the leader he is today.

    • 35 min
    Yuval Levin -- Strength Through America's Democracy

    Yuval Levin -- Strength Through America's Democracy

    America is a diverse country. Diverse in many senses of the word -- from race, to regionality, to religion, to political views, and all points in between. Yuval Levin, director of social, cultural, and constitutional studies at AEI, explains that from the inception of our government to today, this diversity has been both the fundamental challenge to solve as well as its fundamental strength.

    • 34 min
    Gary Cohn -- Overcoming Obstacles, Taking Risks, and Growing From Failure

    Gary Cohn -- Overcoming Obstacles, Taking Risks, and Growing From Failure

    Gary Cohn, the 11th Director of the National Economic Council, former president and chief operating officer at Goldman Sachs, and current Vice-Chairman at IBM, struggled as a student because of dyslexia. But he tells us how the challenges he faced helped him learn about risk -- and how to not fear failure.

    • 30 min
    Dr. Deborah Birx -- Leading the Pandemic Response

    Dr. Deborah Birx -- Leading the Pandemic Response

    In 2019, as Dr. Deborah Birx was preparing PEPFAR budgets, she was looking at rich county-by-county infectious disease data in sub-Saharan Africa when word began circulating of a novel virus that could threaten the globe. A few months later, as she moved into her role as White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, she was able to take the lessons she learned from years of experience in global health and brought them to the U.S. pandemic response.

    • 24 min
    Gyasi Chisley - Health, Health Care, and Equity

    Gyasi Chisley - Health, Health Care, and Equity

    In American cities, your zip code can be a predictor of life expectancy. Gyasi Chisley, 25-year health care executive, discusses health, health care, and equity -- and how we can all work together to build better health care in underserved zip codes.

    • 24 min

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200 Ratings

200 Ratings

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Such a positive outlook in these podcasts! This is a rare orientation in the discussion of politics, government and international issues. Well-done.

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Bush, McCain, and Romney all are against the most conservative president. People are tired of the UniParty. Times are a changing, real democracy.

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