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Suu Kyi To Speak At U of L

Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi will speak later this month at the University of Louisville.

The pro-democracy activist spent two decades imprisoned in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar, also known as Burma. In April, the government recognized her election to the Myanmar parliament and she was only recently allowed to travel outside the country.

Suu Kyi will speak September 24 at the invitation of the McConnell Center.

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell is one of her longtime supporters.

The McConnell Center is inviting people in Louisville with ties to Myanmar to attend the talk, but a limited number of tickets will be distributed to the public on a first-come, first-served basis starting Monday.

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.