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Historic general elections will take place in Myanmar (Burma) on November 8, 2015. Rena Pederson brings to light fresh details about the charismatic Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, the inspiration for the country's first steps towards democracy. Suu Kyi's party will be a major contender in the elections, a breakthrough after years of military dictatorship. Using exclusive interviews with Suu Kyi since her release from 15 years of house arrest, as well as recently disclosed diplomatic cables, Pederson uncovers new facets to Suu Kyi's extraordinary story.
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Rena Pederson, an award-winning journalist, is a faculty member at Southern Methodist University. She previously served as Director of Communications for the National Math and Science Initiative and as a Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications at the U.S. Department of State., serving as a senior speechwriter. She also received national recognition as Vice President and Editorial Page Editor at The Dallas Morning News for 16 years. Ms. Pederson was a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board for nine years and is the author of three books; her book "What’s Next?" was featured on the Oprah Winfrey television show.