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February 25, 2016

In early February, students from the Bush School of Government and Public Service and the Texas A&M Law School travelled to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, as a part of a year-long capstone research project studying trade barriers in North America and the effects of “Buy America” legislation.

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February 23, 2016

On Thursday, March 3, 2016, the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy, will host a discussion titled, “Restoring Trust: Financial Crises and Regulatory Responses in the Bush Era and Beyond.” The event will feature the Honorable Richard C. Breeden, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and former assistant to the president for issues analysis, and will include a conversation with Donald E. Powell, former chairman of the FDIC.

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February 22, 2016

On March 1, 2016, the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, will host the seminar, “Europe’s Refugee Crisis.” The seminar is cosponsored by the European Union Center. Speaking at the event will be Erik Kirschbaum, an international correspondent for Reuters in Berlin, Germany.

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February 19, 2016

Sara Houstoun Lindsey, noted Houston philanthropist and devoted supporter of Texas A&M University, passed away in Houston on February 16, 2016. The generosity of Sara and her husband, John, to Texas A&M spanned more than fifty years. Their numerous gifts to Texas A&M included three faculty chairs; nine scholarships; and a $3 million commitment to the University’s first comprehensive campaign, Capturing the Spirit.

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February 18, 2016

On Tuesday, February 23, 2016, the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University will host the second lecture of its Education Policy Workshop series with a talk by Dr. Amy Ellen Schwartz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Professor in Public Affairs at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and director of the Institute for Education and Social Policy at New York University.

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February 25, 2016

In early February, students from the Bush School of Government and Public Service and the Texas A&M Law School travelled to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, as a part of a year-long capstone research project studying trade barriers in North America and the effects of “Buy America” legislation.

Read More


February 23, 2016

On Thursday, March 3, 2016, the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy, will host a discussion titled, “Restoring Trust: Financial Crises and Regulatory Responses in the Bush Era and Beyond.” The event will feature the Honorable Richard C. Breeden, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and former assistant to the president for issues analysis, and will include a conversation with Donald E. Powell, former chairman of the FDIC.

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February 22, 2016

On March 1, 2016, the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, will host the seminar, “Europe’s Refugee Crisis.” The seminar is cosponsored by the European Union Center. Speaking at the event will be Erik Kirschbaum, an international correspondent for Reuters in Berlin, Germany.

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February 19, 2016

Sara Houstoun Lindsey, noted Houston philanthropist and devoted supporter of Texas A&M University, passed away in Houston on February 16, 2016. The generosity of Sara and her husband, John, to Texas A&M spanned more than fifty years. Their numerous gifts to Texas A&M included three faculty chairs; nine scholarships; and a $3 million commitment to the University’s first comprehensive campaign, Capturing the Spirit.

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February 18, 2016

On Tuesday, February 23, 2016, the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University will host the second lecture of its Education Policy Workshop series with a talk by Dr. Amy Ellen Schwartz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Professor in Public Affairs at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and director of the Institute for Education and Social Policy at New York University.

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February 18, 2016

On February 22, 2016, the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service will host a lecture by Dr. Mary Sarotte about her latest book, The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall, which explores both the causes and the legacy of the unexpected fall of the Wall. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the George Bush Library.

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February 15, 2016

The Scowcroft Institute of International affairs will host a lecture by Ambassador Hank Cohen, former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, about his book, The Mind of the African Strongman. The lecture will take place at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center on February 16, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.

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February 04, 2016

Many news outlets have reported on the “Pink Tax,” the higher prices charged for items targeted for women compared to similar items packaged for men.  Dr. Lori Taylor, an economist and Director of the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University, says that at least in part, it really is a tax.

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February 04, 2016

On Thursday, February 18, 2016, the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University will host the “Symposium on the Gulf War and the Liberation of Kuwait: Reflections after a Quarter Century” from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. The evening event will bring together leading scholars, journalists, diplomats, and students of international affairs to discuss the events surrounding the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in August 1990, the country’s liberation in February 1991, and lessons learned in the twenty-five years since the conflict.

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February 01, 2016

While moving from a small private liberal arts school solely focused on undergraduate education to a graduate program within a large public research university may seem like a big transition, for Dr. Raymond Robertson, it is a perfect fit. As professor and holder of the Helen and Roy Ryu Chair in Economics and Government at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, Robertson gets to do what he loves—impact public policy through the study of economics and train future leaders entering public service.

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