In this interview, Aung Kyaw Tun, a former political prisoner and a consultant for the Myanmar Institute for Democracy, discusses his experience in the Bush Institute’s Liberty and Leadership Forum and the conditions in his country. During his year in the program, Aung…
Today, the inaugural class of the Bush Institute’s Liberty and Leadership Forum will celebrate their graduation from the year-long program, which focuses on the principles of liberal democracy, economic freedom, and principled leadership. The 18 graduates are from Burma, and represent young…
In a Freedom Collection interview four years ago, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama spoke about how we in the 21st Century must carry the struggle for freedom to those parts of the world that still lack such basic human liberties as…
President George W. Bush meets with Natan Sharansky in 2008. Photo by David Bohrer / George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. In 2004, former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky publishedThe Case for Democracy, a small but significant volume on…
North Korea is nervous and it’s showing. Until the United Nations released a groundbreaking report in 2014 documenting the communist regime’s violations of fundamental human rights, Pyongyang didn’t much concern itself with external chatter of its abuses.
Too often we take freedom for granted in the United States, but it’s never guaranteed. National assessment data shows only 24 percent of our high school seniors are “proficient” in civics, a trend going back more than a decade. The Bush Institute’s Freedom Matters! and new film, What is Freedom, help close that gap.
In her new book, “The Burma Spring,” journalist Rena Pederson captures Aung San Suu Kyi’s unexpected odyssey into a political leader who is fighting for the soul of her nation.
This week the George W. Bush Institute’s Human Freedom initiative released Light Through the Darkness, a comprehensive call to action for putting the issue of North Korean human rights in the spotlight of international attention.
The Bush Institute’s Human Freedom team focused on new and innovative ways in 2014 to support freedom advocates, press for U.S. leadership to advance freedom in the world and build up its FreedomCollection archive.
The Freedom Collection talked with freedom activist and former Cuban political prisoner Normando Hernandez about opening relations with Cuba.
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