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North Korea, human rights, hunger, trade, militarism • Editor, Shafted: Free Trade and America’s Working Poor (2003) • Co-author, Georgetown University report “Trustee Fees: Use and Abuse” Christine Ahn is a policy analyst who writes and speaks…Full Bio Below »
North Korea, human rights, hunger, trade, militarism • Editor, Shafted: Free Trade and America’s Working Poor (2003) • Co-author, Georgetown University report “Trustee Fees: Use and Abuse” Christine Ahn is a policy analyst who writes and speaks frequently on human rights, poverty, hunger, trade, globalization, militarism and North Korea. She is currently a Fellow with the Korea Policy Institute and the Oakland Institute.
The Korean Policy Institute is an independent research and educational institute whose mission is to provide timely analysis of United States policies toward Korea and developments on the Korean peninsula. The Oakland Institute, where Ahn also serves as a Fellow, is a policy think tank with the goal of increasing public participation in critical economic and environmental issues, including climate change, foreign aid and trade, and international policy.
Prior to her current Fellowships, Ahn served as Director of the Peace and International Solidarity Program at the Women of Color Resource Center in Oakland, CA. Ahn also worked with the Institute for Food and Development Policy as a Ford Foundation New Voices Fellow.
Ahn is also a Senior Analyst at Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies, and serves on the board of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. She was awarded a 2006 Gerbode Fellowship and has been recognized as a 2005 Rising Peacemaker by the Agape Foundation. In 2003, she was inducted as a Rising Star into the OMB Watch Public Interest Hall of Fame.
Her work has appeared in the International Herald Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle and other media. She edited Shafted: Free Trade and America's Working Poor (Food First Books, 2003) and co-authored the groundbreaking Georgetown University report with philanthropy expert Pablo Eisenberg, “Trustee Fees: Use and Abuse.”
Ahn holds a Masters degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University.