This year marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center.

The library and museum opened its "20th Anniversary of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center" exhibit on Friday. Please visit www.bush41.org for details on the exhibit and other 20th anniversary celebration events.

The Bush School of Government and Public Service will host several events this fall that are open to the public. Additional information about each event and how to register to attend can be found on the websites included with each event listing.

On Tuesday, a panel of experts will discuss "The Future of Iraq: Stability, US Role and the Defeat of ISIS." Panel participants will include former Bush School Dean and career ambassador Ryan Crocker; Lukman Faily, the Iraqi ambassador to the United States; and Trudy Rubin, foreign affairs columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer, who has special expertise on the Middle East, international terrorism and U.S. foreign policy. The program is sponsored by the Scowcroft Institute for International Affairs, the Department of International Affairs at the Bush School and the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation. A reception at 4:30 p.m. will precede the program, which begins at 6 p.m. Both events will be in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. bush.tamu.edu/scowcroft/events/future-of-iraq/

"What's Next for National Security?" will be the topic of the Bush Foundation's Distinguished Lecture Series by Wells Fargo on Oct. 10. Bush School Dean Mark Welsh will moderate a panel including Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah and president pro tempore of the Senate; Tom Ridge, 43rd governor of Pennsylvania and the first secretary of Homeland Security; and Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.

The program, hosted by the Bush School's Mosbacher Institute and Scowcroft Institute, will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. bush.tamu.edu/national_security

Pandemic Preparedness and Global Health Innovation Forum will be from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. Open to the public, the forum is sponsored by the Bush School's Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs. Individuals from the private sector, government and NGOs will join with faculty, administrators, and students from the Texas A&M community to discuss the need for multi-sector collaboration in preparing for and responding to pandemics. Additional information on the forum and the registration form can be found at bush.tamu.edu/scowcroft/events/pandemic2017/

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David B. Jones is the chief executive officer of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation.

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