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Aung San Suu Kyi Makes Midwest Detour On U.S. Visit
In her 17 day trip to the U.S., Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has stopped in places you'd expect like Washington, D.C., and New York City. But on Tuesday she's set to speak in Fort Wayne, Ind. The city is home to one of the largest Burmese-American communities in the country.
For Myanmar Activist, A Welcome 40 Years In Waiting
Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has been honored and celebrated on her first visit to the U.S. in 40 years. In various speeches, she's talked about learning to compromise with former military men in Myanmar's parliament who kept her under house arrest for years.
Aung San Suu Kyi Makes First U.S. Trip In Decades
Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has gone from political prisoner to globe-trotting stateswoman and now she's in Washington to pick up numerous awards, including the highest honor from Congress. Her first public appearance is at the U.S. Institute of Peace, where she will speak along with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who visited Suu Kyi's house in Burma.
Cheered In Europe, Suu Kyi Faces Crises In Myanmar
After her star treatment in Europe, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi faces a much tougher time at home, where the country faces a range of difficult issues, including violence between Muslims and Buddhists in the western part of the country.
'Many Strands' Of Suu Kyi's Life Unite In Oxford
The Burmese pro-democracy leader returned to her alma mater to receive the honorary degree she was unable to collect for more than a decade. Aung San Suu Kyi was a student, wife and mother in the city. A family friend says her time there gave Suu Kyi a tool kit of intellectual and analytical skills.
Oxford To Honor Suu Kyi After Years Of House Arrest
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is getting an honorary doctorate from Oxford Wednesday. Last week, she formally accepted the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. As she tours Europe, Suu Kyi is being honored for her nonviolent political protest against a military junta that kept her under house arrest for most of the last 20 years. But her philosophy of civil disobedience might have to change to fit her new role as a politician back home.
Suu Kyi To Accept Nobel Peace Prize, Decades Late
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is due to make an acceptance speech in Oslo Saturday for the Nobel Peace Prize she was awarded in 1991. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Anthony Kuhn.
Europe Welcomes Aung San Suu Kyi
Pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi will make a long-awaited acceptance speech in Oslo, Norway, on Saturday for the Nobel Peace Prize she was awarded in 1991. She's traveling outside Southeast Asia for the first time in 24 years.
Suu Kyi Heads To Europe
Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to leave for Europe Wednesday on her first trip to the continent in decades. She's due to address the U.N. on forced labor in Myanmar, also known as Burma, receive her 1991 Nobel Prize in Oslo and visit her husband's grave in Oxford — the first time she's been able to do that since he died in 1999.
A Nobel Acceptance Speech — Two Decades Overdue
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi is now being allowed to travel abroad for the first time in nearly a quarter century. She's heading to Europe and plans to deliver several high-profile speeches, including an address for the Nobel Peace Prize she was not allowed to collect in 1991.
'Like Our Own Mother': Aung San Suu Kyi In Thailand
Myanmar's opposition leader dazzled in her first trip abroad in more than two decades, but her attention to Burmese refugees showed her political situation at home remains precarious.
Suu Kyi: Be Wary Of 'Reckless Optimism' In Myanmar
Myanmar's opposition leader, Aung Sang Suu Kyi is expected to ask for more aid and investment in her country in a speech on Friday. Suu Kyi, who is making her first visit outside Burma for 24 years, is due to addresses the South East Asia Economic Forum in Bangkok.
Suu Kyi's First Trip Out Of Myanmar Signals New Era
Thousands of migrants from Myanmar turned out to greet opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during her visit to Thailand. It was her first trip outside Burma for 24 years. Suu Kyi is attending an economic forum in Bangkok, and is also expected to visit refugee camps on the Thai-Burmese border.
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Suu Kyi Travels To Thailand
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has left Myanmar for the first time in more than two decades. Her first trip out of the country formerly known as Burma is on a short hop to Thailand to meet with refugees and attend the World Economic Forum on East Asia.
Michelle Yeoh: Portraying An Icon In 'The Lady'
Actress Michelle Yeoh portrays Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi in the new biopic The Lady. Before she played a symbol of nonviolence, Yeoh began her film career as a fighter in martial arts pictures. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Yeoh about the film and her career.
Myanmar's Isolation Gives Way To A Flood Of Visitors
The rapid pace of political change in Myanmar in the past year — capped by the recent election of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to Parliament — has tourists and foreign investors rushing to the country. And it's starting to get a little crowded.
Change Moves Quickly In Myanmar
April's elections in Myanmar, also known as Burma, handed Aung San Suu Kyi's party an overwhelming victory. Her release from house arrest and victory have sparked new hope among many people in Myanmar. The U.S. has also eased some sanctions, but many questions remain about the future.
For Now, A Chance To Breathe In Myanmar
The rapid pace of change in Myanmar has surprised many, including a reporter who has been visiting for years. On his latest trip, he says he felt as if he'd arrived in the wrong country: It was welcoming to journalists and openly celebrated opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Aung San Suu Kyi Wins Myanmar Parliament Seat
Former political prisoner and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi won a seat in Myanmar's parliament Sunday. Suu Kyi spent years under house arrest by the military.
Myanmar Party Says Dissident Leader Wins Election
Supporters of the main opposition party celebrated a projected victory in closely watched by-elections as Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi won a seat in the country's parliament for the first time. The results could help to consolidate support for political reforms and herald the end of foreign sanctions on a country ruled by a military junta.
Myanmar Hurriedly Prepares For An Election
As Sunday's election approaches, there's a flurry of activity in Myanmar. People from all over the world have come in search of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate and leader of the opposition National League for Democracy. The chaotic environment is a reminder of how far the party has to go to be ready for the political prime time.
Myanmar's Election Seen As A Test Of Reforms
After a half-century, Myanmar's military rulers have been easing their grip on power just a bit. Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her party are campaigning for the parliamentary seats at stake in Sunday's ballot.
Great expectations for Aung San Suu Kyi and the Obama...
Gideon Rachman is joined by FT correspondents to discuss the great expectations for Aung San Suu Kyi in the upcoming by-election in Myanmar. They also examine the US Supreme Court case that will determine the fate of the Obama administration’s healthcare reform. Presented by Gideon Rachman, with Gwen Robinson and Alan Rappeport Produced by Amie Tsang and Serena Tarling
Tina Brown's Must-Reads: Political Change-Makers
Daily Beast and Newsweek editor Tina Brown highlights a book and an article on two titanic individuals at the center of political change: Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin and pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar.
February 17, 2012 — Dispatches from China, Myanmar,...
This week, we hear about the once-in-a-decade transition of power and "Linsanity" in China,Aung San Suu Kyi'selection campaign inMyanmar, Syria'scitizen journalists, and living under the Europe's debt crisis in Greece and Spain.
Opposition Leader Bets On Myanmar Reforms
Aung San Suu Kyi is campaigning for a seat in parliament to represent a rural district four hours from the country's biggest city, Yangon. It's a scene that seemed impossible only a few months ago, before the country's military-backed government began a process of reform aimed at ending international sanctions.
Aung San Suu Kyi's Improbable Campaign
The main opposition leader in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, is campaigning for a seat in parliament in her constituency outside Rangoon. It's a scene that seemed impossible only a few months ago, before the military-backed government began a process of change. Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Anthony Kuhn from Rangoon.
An Emotional Moment: Sen. Mitch McConnell Meets...
McConnell was the architect of the sanctions against Myanmar and over the past few months, he's seen country race toward democracy.
Clinton Tests Myanmar's Commitment To Change
While on her visit to Myanmar, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Nobel Peace Prize winner and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at her home. She has been freed from house arrest after many years, and says she trusts the new government's changes enough to run for office in upcoming elections.
Photo Of Clinton, Suu Kyi, Says It All
It speaks volumes about the purpose and meaning of the first visit to Myanmar by an American secretary of state in more than five decades. Aung San Suu Kyi is a living symbol of the struggle there for human rights and democracy.
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