Author Archives: William McKenzie

William McKenzie is editorial director for the George W. Bush Institute.

JOSEPH KIM: A STORY OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN NORTH KOREA

By William McKenzie | October 31, 2014

This post originally appeared on the George W. Bush Institute blog.   Twelve years ago, the trajectory of Joseph Kim’s young life gave no earthly hint that the North Korean boy would end up a university student in America. No…

25 YEARS AFTER TIANANMEN SQUARE, RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN CHINA REMAINS ELUSIVE

By William McKenzie | June 4, 2014

Early on the morning of November 28, 2007, Jia Weihan was forced to think the unthinkable: Was her father really a bad man?

EXPANDING FREE PRESS IN A CLOSED SOCIETY

By William McKenzie | March 5, 2014

Normando Hernandez is a Bush Institute fellow in human freedom and an independent journalist. In his latter role, he provides alternative sources of news and information in Cuba. He has won journalism awards from the Norwegian Writers Association, the PEN…