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ICYMI: Jieun Pyun: "I am a believer of the American dream."
Bush Institute Human Freedom manager Jieun Pyun appeared on the podcast "Full Disclosure with Ben Nakhaima." She described her experiences moving from South Korea to the United States, learning English, and obtaining her degree at Southern Methodist University. The Bush Institute's Freedom in North Korea work initially drew her to a position here. Now managing the Liberty and Leadership Program, she explains how she's become an advocate for Burma's successful democratic transition.
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In other news from the Human Freedom team, deputy director Lindsay Lloyd spoke to KERA's Krys Boyd on THINK this week. They discussed The Democracy Project, a public opinion research poll done in partnership with Freedom House and the Penn Biden Center to explore American attitudes on democracy at home and support for democracy and human rights abroad.
Miriam Spradling is a Manager of Communications for the George W. Bush Presidential Center, where she focuses on the Bush Institute’s global initiatives.
Prior to joining the Bush Center, Miriam was an Assistant Director of External Relations at Stanford Law School, managing recent graduate engagement, direct appeals, and the class gift campaign. Before Stanford, Miriam worked for MD Anderson Cancer Center as a Communications Specialist. In that role, she provided writing, video production, and media relations support. Miriam also worked for ABC13 in Houston as an Associate Producer.
Miriam graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in business. As a student, she completed multiple internships, including roles with former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Monthly, ESPNU, and ABC News.Full Bio
Where is Burma’s Moral Leadership?
After the Holocaust, the world pledged that such a genocide would never happen again. We have since witnessed its horrors in Rwanda and the Balkans. Now, it appears to be happening again in Burma, demonstrating the dearth of moral leadership at the highest levels of Burma’s government.
O.S.H.* Q&A: Studying Theology, the Importance of Volunteering, and More
2018 North Korea Freedom Scholarship recipient O.S.H. discusses her experiences as a Master in Divinity student, the emotional fulfillment she gets from serving others, and gratitude.
Johnny Han Q&A: Striving for success after homelessness in North Korea
2018 North Korea Freedom Scholarship recipient Johnny Han describes his childhood in North Korea, his thoughts on US-North Korea relations, and his goal of becoming a Foreign Service Officer.