Bush School Forums: History and Public Servants

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Bush School Forums History and Public Servants

By Evan Flores

The George Bush School of Government and Public Service hosts a number of events free to the public about different topics of national interests. The school’s events focus on America’s interests in foreign affairs, public policy, and America’s role in the global community. This next week, the Bush School is hosting two exciting forums discussing an event from America’s history and a gathering of public servants.

On February 25, the Bush school will be hosting a dedication for the 25th anniversary “the last great tank battle of the 20th Century,” with the presentation including first-hand stories from those who were in the thick of the ground war in Desert Storm in the Battle of 73 Easting. The Battle of 73 Easting involved two major parties fighting, the U.S. Army’s VII Corps against the Tawakalna Division of the Iraqi Republican Guard during the ground campaign of Operation Desert Storm.

The event will remember the first ever ground defeat for the Iranian Republican Guard and also the Battle of 73 Easting being the decisive engagement in Desert Storm. This battle has provided a precedent in tank warfare as the U.S. Army uses the Battle of 73 Easting as a model for training army officers in armor tactics.

The discussion will begin at 6:30, and will be followed by a reception. Reserve your seat by calling 979-691-4068 or by emailing reservations.bush@nara.gov.

On February 26, the Bush School will put on a forum for the public involving a panel of experts to discuss the past, present, and future of the National Parks Service titled “Library Issues Forum: National Parks Today and Tomorrow.” The panel’s topics will discuss the history of the National Parks Service and the growing issues regarding our parks today, as well as talk about oncoming events and the direction of the National Parks Service will take in the near future. With the constant rate of urbanization, increased pollution rates and the climate changes caused by global warming, panelists will discuss the challenges faced by their organization and their unique service to our nation. Seats are limited, so email reservations are highly suggested on the Bush School’s site.

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