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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 serves as Senior Manager, 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
Burmese Court Jails Liberty and Leadership Program Scholar for Freedom of Speech
Burmese activist and 2016 graduate of the George W. Bush Institute Liberty and Leadership Program Lum Zawng was released from jail last week for his role in a December 2018 peaceful protest.
North Korea is Facing a Food Shortage, Should We Help?
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced that North Korea is again facing food shortages and called for the lifting of some economic sanctions to provide humanitarian relief.
Citizenship is a Privilege, Not a Right
Our history shows that welcoming others and respecting different opinions are two of the main engines that make this a free nation.