Friday, September 28, 2012
San Francisco Freedom Forum: “Many Paths, One Goal”
In her first trip to the United States in more than 20 years, Burmese opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will travel to San Francisco on September 28, to accept the Václav Havel Award for Creative Dissent and join a range of leaders from advocacy, business, media, policy, and technology at the first U.S. Freedom Forum. The event will begin at 12:00pm PDT.
Those speaking alongside her include: Russian democracy activist Garry Kasparov; Saudi women’s rights pioneer Manal al-Sharif; Pussy Riot spokesman Pyotr Verzilov; Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy; Slate editor William J. Dobson; Ghanaian economist George Ayittey; drug policy reformer Ethan Nadelmann; anti-genocide artist Naomi Natale; conflict psychologist Justine Hardy; Iranian author and former prisoner of conscience Marina Nemat; and Venezuelan journalist Marcel Granier.