Human rights advocate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma to speak at Yale

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her work promoting international human rights and democratic government, will present a public address at Yale on Thursday, Sept. 27.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Her talk, which is sponsored by the Chubb Fellowship at Yale, will take place 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in the Sprague Hall auditorium, 470 College St.

There will be a simulcast in the Law School’s Levinson Auditorium, 127 Wall St. The simulcast is open to members of the Yale community; no ticket is required. The talk will also be carried on Yale Livestream.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi currently is a member of the Burmese parliament, where she also chairs the National League for Democracy in Burma. Her long, non-violent advocacy for the democratic evolution of Burma has been hailed as a powerful inspiration to others around the world. Since being released from house arrest in November 2010, she has continued to participate directly in Burma’s political transition and re-engagement with the international community.

The Chubb Fellowship is one of the highest honors accorded to a visiting speaker. The fellowship is administered by the master of Timothy Dwight College, currently Jeffrey Brenzel, who is also the dean of admissions for Yale College. Since 1949, Chubb Fellows have included former U.S. presidents, numerous heads of state, and prominent public figures in government, industry, and the arts.

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