Voices of Freedom

Overheard at the Bush Center Podcast

When freedom is under attack, oppressed people’s most powerful tool is often their voice and the voices of others. Brave individuals rise up and risk their safety and comfort to demand respect for human rights and speak truth to power every day. This panel features activists pushing back against authoritarian threats around the world.

Introduction: Ken Hersh, President and CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center


  • Pashtana Durrani, Founder and Executive Director, LEARN Afghanistan
  • Joseph Kim, Program Manager, Global Policy and Expert-in-Residence, George W. Bush Institute
  • Alice Zhuravel, Ukrainian Social Entrepreneur and Innovator
  • Moderator: Natalie Gonnella-Platts, Director, Global Policy, George W. Bush Institute
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Natalie Gonnella-Platts
Director, Global Policy
George W. Bush Institute