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Burmese Young Leaders Inspired Ahead of Elections

Article by Chris Walsh October 16, 2015 //   1 minute read

The southeast Asian nation of Burma is set to hold nationwide multiparty elections on November 8, the first since 1990 when the country’s former military junta denied the opposition a landslide victory and put Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest. 

Amidst the intensifying election season, eighteen men and women participating in the Bush Institute’s Liberty and Leadership Forum gathered in Yangon from October 8 to 11 to continue their training on the foundations of political and economic freedom.  They also worked to refine personal leadership plans to advance democratic and social change. 

Learn more about the beginning of the Young Leaders’ journey with the Liberty and Leadership Forum and their inspirational meeting in Dallas this summer with President George W. Bush and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama:


Stay tuned next week for a series of blogs from our Young Leaders discussing the elections and their country’s future.