Highland Capital Management, a SEC registered investment adviser with approximately $13.9 billion of assets under management and a founding benefactor of the George W. Bush Center, has continued in it’s support with $10 million endowment for 2018.
The endowment underwrites a very popular program at the center called Engage.
Engage is a series of conversations and lectures with authors, innovators, and leading thinkers to explore some of the most interesting and provocative issues of our time. Read more at Biz Journals about Highland Capital.
Highland Capital’s co-founder and president, Jim Dondero, recently joined the advisory board of the Bush Centers CEO Kenneth Hersh. Dondero said of Highland Capital’s involvement in the Engage series, “Events like the Engage Series foster important dialogue regarding pressing policy issues”.
The Engage events have historically attracted sellout crowds and this years events look to be the same. Engage is a cornerstone of the Bush Center’s outreach program and they are very happy for the partnership with Highland Capital Management’s sponsorship of this program.
The first of the 2018 Engage series is titled Constitutional Conversations: Justice Scalia’s Memorable Speeches / James Madison & Today’s Media. Admission for the event is free, but those intending to attend need to register, and seating is on a first come first serve basis.
The program opens with a conversation with Christopher Scalia, the son of the late Justice Scalia, moderated by Evan Young, a former clerk to Justice Scalia. The discussion will center around Christopher Scalia’s book “Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived”, a compilation of his father’s favorite speeches.
The second half of the program is a panel discussion on what James Madison, author of the 1st Amendment, would have thought about today’s media landscape. This discussion will be moderated by Amanda Schnetzer, George W. Bush Institute Director, Global Initiatives and will include both Madison scholars and media experts. The panelists include Jefferey Rossen, a Madison expert and 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. She is also a recognized expert researcher of media, and Mike Wilson, editor of the Dallas Morning News.
The Engage series was started back in 2015 and has featured such thinkers and news makers as Condoleezza Rice, Jenna Bush Hager & Barbara Bush, Gen. Michael Hayden, as well as other programs supporting special exhibits at the Bush Center Museum. Read this article at PR Newswire.