Image - President George W. Bush and his paintings

Past Event

President George W. Bush: Out of Many, One Portraits of America’s Immigrants

The issue of immigration stirs intense emotions today, as it has throughout much of American history. But what gets lost in the debates about policy are the stories of immigrants themselves, the people who are drawn to America by its promise of economic opportunity and political and religious freedom—and who strengthen our nation in countless ways.

Since leaving office, President George W. Bush has used the art of painting to honor the everyday heroes of America. His new book, Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants, shines a spotlight on America’s immigrants, and their stirring stories, to highlight how hard work, strong values, dreams, and determination know no borders or boundaries.

Join us for a special conversation with President Bush as we gain a better appreciation for the humanity behind one of the most pressing policy issues of our time and the countless ways in which America, through its tradition of welcoming newcomers, has been strengthened by those who have come here in search of a better life.


Each paid ticket includes a copy of Out of Many, One; books will be sent to the address provided at checkout (domestic U.S. addresses only).

This is an online-only program; you must pre-register to receive a link to the online event.

George W. Bush photo by Paul Morse

April 26, 2021

United States

Image - George W. Bush
President George W. Bush
Author, Out of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants
Image - Kori Schake
In Conversation with Kori Schake
Director of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute

12–12:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) program