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21st Raoul Wallenberg Lecture-Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
12:00 AM
Rackham Auditorium

Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has committed her life to the non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights. Since 1988 she has been the leader of the democratic opposition in her native Burma, using non-violent means to resist a brutal regime. She also is a voice of conciliation and unity among the diverse regions and peoples of Burma. She has spent more than 15 years under house arrest for her pro-democracy activities. Released in 2010, she remains in Burma to continue the struggle for democracy and human rights. Undaunted, Aung San Suu Kyi exemplifies the courage and commitment to the humanitarian values of Raoul Wallenberg.
Unable to freely leave and return to Burma, Daw Suu will pre-record her Wallenberg Lecture, to be presented on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 in the Rackham Auditorium at 7:30pm. The lecture will be followed immediately by a LIVE Q&A with Daw Suu in Burma. This event is free and open to the public; no registration is required.