#AskShin: North Korean Prison Camp Survivor Shin Dong-hyuk Answers your Questions
Earlier this week, the Bush Center welcomed North Korean political prison camp survivor Shin Dong-hyuk. We asked our social media audiences to submit questions about his experience and his ongoing efforts to promote freedom using the hashtag #AskShin. Here's what Shin had to say:
Ben Voth from Facebook asked:
What would you like American college students to do or to know about North Korea to improve the situation there? #AskShin
Amanda McBride Dietrich from Facebook asked:
What is the best part about living outside of the camp and in society? What have been your biggest struggles adapting to daily life on your own? #AskShin
Joshua Chinn from Facebook asked:
What do you think would be the most proficient use of U.S. influence, as well as your time, in an effort to expand human rights and political freedom in North Korea? #AskShin
Visit The Freedom Collection to hear more from Shin and other North Korean freedom advocates.
The Year in Review: The Bush Institute's Global Impact
The George W. Bush Institute marched forward in 2016 toward its goals of developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to solve today's most pressing challenges. The year also saw Kenneth Hersh become president and CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, as his predecessor, Margaret Spellings, departed to head the University of North Carolina System. As we look back over 2016, here are five top moments from the Bush Institute's Global Leadership Impact Center, which houses the Human Freedom Initiative, the Women's Initiative, and our global health initiative through our affiliate Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon. Bush Institute Releases We Are Afghan Women: Voices of Hope Book The book launched with an event at the Bush Center featuring a poignant conversation between Mrs. Bush and Razia Jan, who is featured in the book, moderated by Greta Van Susteren. Mrs. Bush promoted the book with a media tour throughout March, including interviews with the TODAY show and Glamour&
2016 International Human Rights Day
International Human Rights Day recognizes the universal freedoms of every man, woman, and child on Earth. To celebrate, we’re sharing what freedom and human rights mean to the 21 men and women from Burma comprising the Bush Institute’s current Liberty and Leadership Forum. Learn more about the Liberty and Leadership Forum here.
The Death of Uzbekistan’s Dictator: What It Means
Last week—the 25th anniversary of Uzbekistan’s independence—saw his death from an apparent brain hemorrhage. As the country prepares for its first transition of power since independence, here are a few points to consider.