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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.
Christopher Walsh serves as Senior Program Manager for the Human Freedom and Women's 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.Full Bio
South Park Was Right— About China’s Censorship
As recent events have shown, the Chinese Communist Party will suppress anyone’s freedom, including those of us in the United States and elsewhere, to maintain their grip on power and keep the democracy genie in the bottle.
Witnessing Burma's Transition Through Its People
Learn how the Liberty and Leadership Scholars, together with others in Burma, are forging a path to democracy and peace, bringing diverse communities together through mutual understanding and respect.
Why Should the U.S. Be Supporting Democracy Abroad?
In light of recent protests in Hong Kong, Human Freedom expert Chris Walsh shares how the U.S. can supporting democracy abroad.
Bush Institute Leaders Are Contributing to Burma's Democratic Transition
Since the launch of the Liberty and Leadership Program, the Bush Institute has engaged 79 men and women from Burma, including former political prisoners, civil society activists, members of parliament, journalists, educators, health practitioners, and other emerging leaders.