President and Mrs. Bush Surprise Lost Boys and Girls of South Sudan
Last week, the Bush Center welcomed approximately 70 Lost Boys and Girls to tour the Presidential Library and Museum. Many Lost Boys and Girls of South Sudan resettled in the U.S. upon being displaced or orphaned during the country’s civil…
Bush Institute Fellow Victor Cha Links North Korean Human Rights and National Security
Victor Cha, Photo Credit: Center for Strategic and International Studies “No issue has raised more of a response than the direct calling out of the regime for how it treats its people. In the end, the North Korean state…
MEDIA SHOULD DO MORE TO EXPOSE NORTH KOREA’S HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD
Last week, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and BBC were among the major media outlets providing an inside look at North Korea. NBC correspondent Bill Neely was one of those on the ground in Pyongyang to cover the Communist Party’s 70th anniversary festivities.…
FREEDOM MATTERS FOR RETURNING STUDENTS
It was exciting to learn that North Texas’ Lovejoy Independent School District incorporated the Bush Institute’s Freedom Matters!curriculum into its recent “Celebrate Freedom Week.” Each fall, students in Texas public schools study their country’s founding documents and the principles of freedom.…
ONE YEAR LATER, YOUNG BURMESE LEADERS GRADUATE
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…
CREATING ACCOUNTABILITY ANXIETY IN NORTH KOREA
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.
WHY FREEDOM MATTERS!
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.
A TASTE OF JUSTICE FOR THE NORTH KOREAN PEOPLE
On November 18, the North Korean people were finally treated to a morsel of justice. With a vote of 111 to 19 (notable dissenters included China, Cuba, Iran, and Russia), a United Nations committee called on the Security Council to take action against North Korea for its systematic human rights violations.
BREAKING NORTH KOREA’S INFORMATION BLOCKADE
This post originally appeared on Shadow Government | Foreign Policy. Forty days. That’s the timespan between September 3 and October 14 that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un vanished from public sight. Speculation ran rampant outside North Korea as to…
AN ONLINE FREEDOM UNIVERSITY FOR IRANIAN DISSIDENTS
In a recent conversation with Freedom Square, Mohsen Sazegara shared his assessment of Iran under President Hasan Rouhani and discussed his work with the online freedom university, Tavaana.