Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Reith Lectures 2011: Securing Freedom

The 2011 Reith Lectures, entitled Securing Freedom, will be given by two speakers, Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and former MI5 director-general Baroness Manningham-Buller. The lectures will all be available as podcasts.

Saturday 2 July and Sunday 3 July: Lecture 1: Liberty. See the BBC website here for times.

The Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's lectures were secretly filmed in Burma, and the material smuggled out of the country.

In her first lecture, reflecting on her own experience under house arrest in Burma, she explores the universal human aspiration to be free and the spirit which drives people to dissent.

She also comments on the Arab Spring, comparing the event that triggered last December's revolution in Tunisia with the death of a student during a protest in Burma in 1988. More >>>

Location: Cayman Islands