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Suu Kyi to speak at Yale University


Aung San Suu Kyi will speak at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, on Sept. 27, according to the Yaledailynews website.

Suu-Kyi-at-Sorbonne-FranceRichard Levin, the president of Yale, said Suu Kyi would visit Yale under the auspices of the Chubb Fellowship, one of the highest honors accorded to a visiting speaker. The university was founded in 1701.

“We look forward to celebrating her unflagging heroism and her commitment to democracy, human rights, the rule of law, and ethnic conciliation by peaceful means,” Levin said.

Since 1949, Chubb Fellows have included former US presidents, numerous heads of state, and prominent public figures in government, industry and the arts.

Suu Kyi will be in Washington to accept the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress' highest civilian honor, on Sept. 19. She also will be honored in New York with the Atlantic Council's Global Citizen Award on Sept. 21.

During her upcoming US tour, Suu Kyi has also scheduled speaking engagements in New York City, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and in the San Francisco bay area.
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