Christine Ahn is founder and international coordinator of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War, reunite families, and ensure women’s leadership in peacebuilding. In 2015, she led 30 international women peacemakers across the De-Militarized Zone (DMZ) from North Korea to South Korea. They walked with 10,000 Korean women on both sides of the DMZ and held women’s peace symposia in Pyongyang and Seoul where they discussed how to end the war.
Christine is also co-founder of the Korea Policy Institute, Global Campaign to Save Jeju Island, National Campaign to End the Korean War, and Korea Peace Network. She has appeared on Al Jazeera, Anderson Cooper’s 360, CBC, BBC, Democracy Now!, NBC Today Show, NPR, and Samantha Bee.
Ahn’s op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, Fortune, The Hill, and The Nation. She is a regular columnist at the Institute for Policy Studies’ Foreign Policy In Focus.
Christine has addressed the United Nations, U.S. Congress, and ROK National Human Rights Commission, and she has organized peace and humanitarian aid delegations to both North and South Korea. She has delivered keynote addresses at major universities including Harvard University, Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, Pomona College, Wellesley College, and the University of Toronto.
She has worked with leading human rights and social justice organizations, including The Global Fund for Women, the Oakland Institute, The Institute for Food and Development Policy, the Women of Color Resource Center, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, and the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development. She co-produced Fashion Resistance to Militarism, a popular education show on the dominance of militarism in our lives. Christine has a Master’s degree from Georgetown University and a certificate in ecological horticulture from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She was inducted into the OMB Watch Public Interest Hall of Fame and recognized for her peace activism by the Agape and the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundations.
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