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George H.W. Bush Professorship of International Relations

Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Established in 2001 in honor of George H.W. Bush with a gift from an anonymous donor

BushGeorgeGEORGE H.W. BUSH, the forty-first president of the United States, is a statesman, diplomat, and lifelong public servant. A naval pilot who received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service in the Pacific during World War II, President Bush began his political career as a representative to Congress from Texas. He also held positions as Ambassador to the United Nations, chairman of the Republican National Committee, and director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He served as vice president under Ronald Reagan, and in 1988 was elected to office as the President of the United States. His presidency was marked by a number of international developments, including the end of the Cold War, the overthrow of General Manuel Noriega in Panama, and Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait.