Former President George W. Bush will share the stage with Purdue University President Mitch Daniels for the final Presidential Lecture Series event of Daniels’ tenure. “A Conversation with George W. Bush,” will feature a discussion on leadership in challenging times and the responsibilities of an informed citizenship.
Daniels, who announced his plans to step down as Purdue’s president earlier this year, served as Bush’s first budget director in the Office of Management and Budget from January 2001 until May 2003.
“We’ve made efforts during these past 10 years to continually enrich the level and quality of intellectual conversations here at Purdue, and we are grateful to the nearly 40 Presidential Lecture Series guests of many viewpoints and perspectives who have joined us,” Daniels said. “It would be hard to top the honor of ending this series with the former president of the United States.”
The event will be held in the Elliott Hall of Music on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus on Dec. 6. Only reserved-seating ticket holders will be allowed entry.
In 2018, former First Lady Laura Bush and twin daughters Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager spoke at Purdue as a part of the university’s sesquicentennial celebration.
Bush served as the 43rd U.S. president from 2001-09. After his presidency, Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush founded the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, which is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the George W. Bush Institute. Prior to serving as U.S. president, he was the 46th governor of Texas from 1995-2000.
Tickets will be available beginning Nov. 7, and while the event is free of charge, individuals will be limited to two tickets each.
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