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The Freedom Collection Spotlights Burma: Khin Ohmar

February 14, 2013 1 minute Read by Christopher Walsh

In partnership with Goldman Sachs, the McCain Institute, and the Meridian International Center, the George W. Bush Institute hosted a Women’s Leadership Delegation from Burma.  In honor of their visit, the Freedom Collection spotlights the bravery of countless Burmese dissidents working to free their country from tyranny.  Today we recognize the efforts of Khin Ohmar, a Burmese dissident who has been a spokesperson for Burma’s democracy movement in the United Nations General Assembly and in other international forums.

In her Freedom Collection interview, Khin Ohmar talks about her student activism against the military junta.  She remembers the 1988 coup where the military employed lethal force against student-led demonstrations:

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This post was written by Christopher Walsh, Program Coordinator for the Freedom Collection.


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Christopher Walsh
Christopher Walsh

Christopher Walsh serves as a Manager for the Human Freedom Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute.  In this role, Christopher manages communications, evaluation, and public policy research projects that advance freedom and democracy in the world. He also develops and implements efforts to make the Bush Institute a welcoming place for today’s generation of dissidents and democracy advocates, overseeing visits for training, inspiration, and insight. 

Prior to joining the Bush Institute, Christopher worked with the International Republican Institute in Washington, D.C. As IRI’s program officer for Central and Eastern Europe, he coordinated political party building and civic advocacy programs in the Balkans and Turkey.

A native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Christopher is a graduate of American University with a B.A. in International Studies.  He currently lives in Dallas with his wife and three young children.

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