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Rackham Auditorium. With flawless technology, Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to a nearly full house via pre-recorded video and then was Skyped live to answer questions read by University of Michigan students. She received the Wallenberg medal in abstentia as she would be unable to leave Burma and return safely. [The Wallenberg medal awarded by UM to outstanding humanitarians. It's named for Raoul Wallenberg who rescued thousands of Jews in Budapest as World War II came to an end. ] Lovely and inspiring evening. [photo]

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  1. October 25, 2011 at 10:09 pm | permalink

    Indeed. The audience gasped when Suu Kyi’s image flashed onto the screens. Miraculous!

    Video will be available shortly: [link]