Dondero related that the Center’s Engage Series fostered essential dialogue on critical policy issues, which Highland Capital Management was eager to support. It is because of gifts like this endowment, that various events will continue to be held annually. James Dondero will join the executive advisory council of Bush Center president and CEO Kenneth Hersh.
The first event of the series is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 5; the two-part program featured is in collaboration with the National Constitution Center. One topic includes the memorable speeches of Justice Scalia. Another one is discussion of current media, and how it would likely be viewed by James Madison, author of the First Amendment. There is no admission charge, but guests must register online to attend.
Highland Capital Management generously endowed the George W. Bush Presidential Center with a $10 million gift on Jan. 9, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. This funding will support the series of public programs offered by the Bush Center. These programs consisting of lectures and discussions, has attracted newsmakers, authors, and leaders to the Bush Center throughout the years.
Jim Dondero of Highland Capital Management has been committed to the success of the Center for several years. Since 2012, Highland Capital has donated
over $5 million to it. The company was one of the Founding Benefactors that assisted in financing the development of the Bush Center facilities, when they opened in 2013. Visit highland.com to know more.
Events of the evening include a conversation with the son of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anton Scalia, Christopher Scalia, author of the book Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived. This book was published in October 2017, and is a collection of his father’s humorous and favorite speeches. Read this article at PR Newswire.
The last part of the evening will feature an expert panel discussing the current media landscape, and the possible perceptions James Madison, author of the First Amendment, would have of it. Participants include Jeffrey Rosen, CEO and president of the National Constitution Center and recognized expert on Madison, Amy Mitchell a preeminent American social media and media researcher, and Mike Wilson a Dallas Morning News Editor. Amanda Schnetzer, Director of Global Initiatives of the Bush Institute, will moderate the panel.
The Center’s Engage series has been a popular attraction, with standing room only since 2015. Past dignitaries have included the former CIA and NSA director Gen. Michael Hayden, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Jenna Bush Hager & Barbara Bush, and Russia corruption fighter Bill Browder. Other programs of the Center support special museum exhibits.