A Peacock Between Two Giants: Suu Kyi on Sino-Us Relations

One of the wonderful features of Aung Sang Suu Kyi’s visit to the University of Louisville last week, and there were many, was the significant length of time that was given over to questions and answers. It was particularly exciting to see the exchange between Suu Kyi and the refugees from Burma that now call [...]

From icon to politician. Aung San Suu Kyi’s and the future of Burma

On September 24th Burmese pro-democracy activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi visited the University of Louisville as a guest of the McConnell Center. I had the enormous honor and privilege both to meet her in person and to sit in on a private question and answer session she had with our [...]

Asia: What’s in a name?

One of the first things I was required to do upon recently taking over as Director for the Center of Asian Democracy at the University of Louisville was to define the organization’s goals and the strategy. This naturally entailed defining the geographical scope of Asia for the purview of the Center. Such a task however [...]

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