Ken Marotte

Ken joined Acton in March 2010 to help facilitate foundation and corporate giving. In addition to writing proposals and reports and managing a deadline-intensive portfolio system, Ken plays a central role in developing appeals and updates for Acton’s individual donors. Ken earned a B.A. in political science from Georgetown College (Ky.) and an M.A. in East Asian Studies from The Ohio State University, where he was also awarded the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship. He is an adjunct lecturer at Aquinas College, offering courses on Asian history. He is an elder at his church, a board member of the local Ohio State alumni club, and a member of the local Sister Cities committee for Omihachiman, Japan.

Posts by Ken Marotte

New Kim, Same Old Korea

One month ago today, the people of North Korea learned that their Dear Leader, Kim Jong-il, had died. While the news triggered hysterical shock in Pyongyang, the event brought new hope to those who work hard to penetrate North Korea’s hermetic society. Continue Reading...

Freedom Rightly Cultivated and Rightly Construed

In response to backlash from China for awarding the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo, one of the Middle Kingdom’s best-known democracy activists, Nobel Committee Chairman Thorbjorn Jagland penned a New York Times op-ed to defend the committee’s decision.  Continue Reading...