Global Leadership

Liberty and Leadership

Equipping young leaders with the knowledge and skills to succeed during a democratic transition.

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Men and women from Burma have completed the program, including former political prisoners, members of parliament, journalists, and other emerging leaders

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Refugees provided with food and supplies by Aung Kyaw Moe, program graduate who developed an organization providing support to Rohingya refugees

When countries begin the transition to freedom, equipping young leaders with practical leadership skills and the principles of democracy and the free market is crucial to their success.

Freedom and democracy are essential to lasting peace and prosperity. According to Freedom House, more than half of the world's population live in places that aren't entirely free -- and that number is rising.

Focus on Burma (Myanmar)

Burma recently embarked on a transition from military to civilian rule, but significant obstacles to democracy remain -- most notably, ongoing ethnic conflict and refugee crises.

The Liberty and Leadership program equips young scholars with the knowledge they need to lead during a democratic transition.
Meet the program participants

Human Freedom

Extending freedom and democracy around the world

Lindsay Lloyd
Lindsay Lloyd The Bradford M. Freeman Director of the Human Freedom Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Jieun Pyun
Jieun Pyun Senior Program Manager, Human Freedom George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Christopher Walsh
Christopher Walsh Senior Program Manager, Human Freedom and Women's Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Shannon Bradford
Shannon Bradford Program Manager, Leadership Programs George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Victor Cha
Victor Cha Senior Fellow, Human Freedom George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Nicole Bibbins Sedaca
Nicole Bibbins Sedaca Fellow, Human Freedom George W. Bush Institute Full Bio