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Meridian: Young Professionals - Networking Night with the Bush 43 Club
Featuring Joseph Kim of the George W. Bush Institute

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Cafe 43

Network with members of the Bush 43 Club, the young professionals program at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. 

Joseph Kim is an assistant and Expert in Residence on the Human Freedom Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute. He was born and raised in North Korea. At the age of 12, his father died of starvation and he was separated from his mother and sister.

In 2006, Joseph escaped North Korea and went to China. In China, he connected with an international NGO called Liberty in North Korea (LiNK). A year later, he left China for the United States and claimed refugee status under the North Korean Human Rights Act, signed by President George W. Bush in 2004.

In 2013, Joseph delivered a TED Talk on the importance of hope and published a memoir, “Under the Same Sky.” Joseph interned as a research assistant at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Korea Chair. He is a former America Needs You Fellow and Council of Korean Americans PSI Intern.

He completed a B.A. in political studies from Bard College and published a thesis titled, “Marketization in North Korea is Corrupting the Corrupted.”

In Partnership with the Bush 43 Club

The Council's MeridianYP program coordinates exclusive members-only events for young professionals in their 20s and 30s.

Location: Café 43 @ George W. Bush Presidential Center
(2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205)
Fees: FREE for MeridianYP Members; $10 Non-MeridianYP Members
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