Highland Capital, known for contributing more than 5 million dollars to the George W. Bush Presidential center since 2012, has decided to donate an additional 10 million dollars in 2018 specifically to the Engage program.
Jim Dondero, who is one of the co-founders and current president of Highland Capital, has made multiple statements about the success of these programs, their success on a national level, and the importance of the impact they have on a national level. Mr. Dondero is so pleased with the success of the programs that he has joined the executive advisory council for the Bush Center. Read more about Highland Capital at prnewswire.com.
Engage will kick off at 6:30PM on February 5, 2018, it has teamed up with the National Constitution Center for a two part program called “Constitutional Conversations: Justice Scalia’s Memorable Speeches/James Madison & Today’s Media”. The program will be free to attend after guests register through the Bush Center official website located at bushcenter.org.
Attendees of the Constitutional Conversations program will be delighted to hear from the son of beloved Justice Antonin Scalia, Christopher Scalia. Christopher Scalia will be discussing his book Scalia Speaks:Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived with the audience. For those not already familiar with his book, it is a collection of his favorite speeches during his father’s lifelong career as a leader and pioneer in the American justice system.
The second part of their opening night will be a discussion about what James Madison’s perspective would be of the 1st amendment in today’s media dominated landscape. The discussion will be lead by a panel of experts including noted Madison expert Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center; Amy Mitchell, co-author of the Pew Research Center’s annual “State of the News Media” report; and Mike Wilson, Dallas Morning News editor. Amanda Schnetzer, the Bush Institute Director of Global Initiatives, will be moderating the panel.
In what looks to be the beginning of a long and beneficial relationship, the Engage program will be promoting education and conversations about important issues that affect every american. Highland Capital, through their generous contributions, have elevated important authors and luminaries to a platform which they can reach any person wishing to listen, understand, and engage in one of the most important conversations we can have for the future. The fact that any person, regardless of income, may attend these events only further outlines their commitment to make the most of these opportunities, and their vision of the future. Visit highlandcap.com to know more.