(CNN) - Former President George W. Bush will take questions from an American audience for the first time since leaving the White House on January 20.
The former president travels to Benton Harbor, Michigan to address the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan.
A spokesman for the former president says Bush will discuss his eight years in the White House, his transition to private life, and his outlook on both the economy and world events. The former president is also expected to answer questions from the audience.
Last week the former president spoke to students, faculty, and families at a high school in New Mexico.
Bush gave his first post-presidency speech in Calgary, Alberta, in March. That speech, like tonight's, was closed to television cameras.
He plans to team up with his predecessor, former President Bill Clinton, in Toronto, Canada tomorrow for what's being termed a "conversation." That event is also closed to television cameras.
While former Vice President Dick Cheney has been outspoken in his defense of the Bush administration and criticism of Obama's policies, the former president has remained extremely quiet.
"I know from talking to the former president that he feels very strongly about not criticizing President Barack Obama. And it was clear to me that in the closing days of his administration, Mr. Bush craved some anonymity, or at least as much anonymity as you can get being a former President," says CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley. "My guess is in the years to come we will see him talking, and getting paid, but we are not likely to hear him say much about current affairs or the current president."