Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi to speak

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, winner of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize,  will speak to Berkeley students for the first time on Monday, March 7, via phone interview. The event is part of a DeCal class on Burmese culture, society and politics, and Aung San Suu Kyi’s half-hour virtual presence will begin after a lecture by Min Zin, a graduate student in political science.

RSVPs are required to connect online with the talk. Organizers say RSVPs already have more than filled the Mulford Hall room where the event will be held; they will try to move it to a larger room if demand warrants. People RSVP’ing here will be sent the link to take part online.

Aung San Suu Kyi has spent much of her life under house arrest for leading the opposition to Burma’s military dictatorship; she was most recently released in November 2010.