With their gift of 10 million dollars, Highland Capital Management renewed its commitment to the George W. Bush presidential library. The library has distinguished itself in recent years with a variety of public service acts, and the endowment will fund a new series of lectures from authors, thought leaders, and newsmakers. This programming series, “Engage at the Bush Center, presented by Highland Capital Management,” represents a partnership to build a stronger culture of leaders and thinkers.
James Dondero co-founded Highland Capital in 1993, where he grew a reputation for providing intelligent allocation of asset classes and risk management. His team has seen investors through a variety of markets across the world since then, making them a valuable partner for an effective presidential library. Seeing the potential of the library, they had already provided 5 million in funding. Building on the successes achieved, James will join the executive advisory council to help steer the programs aimed at improving schools, libraries, support for vets and even sports teams. Read this article at investopedia.com.
The first event in the new lecture series takes place on Monday, Feb. 5 with a special two-part program in collaboration with the National Constitution Center: “Constitutional Conversations: Justice Scalia’s Memorable Speeches / James Madison & Today’s Media.”
Justice Antonin Scalia’s legacy as a jurist who tirelessly defended the strength of the constitution is the subject of a new book by his son, Christopher Scalia, the first guest in this series. In October of 2017 he published “Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived,” and his insights provide the perfect starting point to build on throughout the lecture series. Visit highlandcap.com to know more.
The evening will also feature a panel focusing on how James Madison might view today’s media landscape given his role in crafting the first amendment. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center and an expert on Madison; Amy Mitchell, media and social media researcher and co-author of the Pew Research Center’s annual “State of the News Media” report; and Dallas Morning News Editor Mike Wilson. The panel, related to the Bush Institute’s Human Freedom policy work, will be moderated by Amanda Schnetzer, Director of Global Initiatives at the Bush Institute.
Register at bushcenter.org for free admission to hear the conversation with Christopher Scalia and join Highland Capital Management and the George W Bush Presidential Library in their commitment to public service.