ExpertiseConflict Resolution and Peace-building
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International Security, Terrorism
Social Movements & Non-violent Resistance
South Korea’s New Conservative President Will Likely Setback Peace and Gender Equality Oped Newsweek Mar 11, 2022
Moon wants to formally end the Korean War. Can that bring peace? Al Jazeera Jan 13, 2022
A declaration to end the Korean War can improve American and Korean security Oped NK News Dec 9, 2021
How Congress can advance peace with North Korea Oped The Hill Jul 12, 2021
How Biden nominee Wendy Sherman can pull off a deal with North Korea where others failed NBC News Apr 17, 2021
Christine Ahn (@christineahn) is the founder and executive director of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War, reunite families, and ensure women’s leadership in peace building. In 2015, Women Cross DMZ @WomenCrossDMZ organized women’s peace symposiums in Pyongyang and Seoul, a women’s peace walk with 10,000 Korean women on both sides of the De-Militarized Zone (DMZ), and a historic crossing of the DMZ from North to South Korea with 30 women peacemakers from fifteen countries.
She is co-founder of the Korea Peace Network, Korea Policy Institute, Global Campaign to Save Jeju Island and National Campaign to End the Korean War. She has addressed the United Nations, U.S. Congress, Republic of Korea’s National Human Rights Commission, and Canadian Parliament. Christine has been a policy analyst at the Global Fund for Women, Oakland Institute, Institute for Food & Development Policy, and the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development.
A columnist with Foreign Policy In Focus, her writings have been widely published in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, Fortune, The Hill, South China Morning Post and The Nation.
She has appeared on Al Jazeera, Anderson Cooper 360, BBC, CBC, CNN, Democracy Now!, NBC Today Show, NPR, the Samantha Bee Show, and Voice of America.