Aung San Suu Kyievent photosevent video
Chair of the National League for Democracy and Member of Parliament, Burma/Myanmar
Chubb Fellow 2012-13
Aung San Suu Kyi is the Chair of Burma’s leading opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD). She is the daughter of the late General Aung San, who is considered the founding father of Burma’s independence movement. Aung San Suu Kyi was raised in Burma and India and educated at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
She entered politics upon her return to Burma in 1988 by co-founding the NLD and advocating for democracy in a country which had been under military dictatorship for most of its post-independence history. Although the NLD won elections held in 1990, the ruling State Law and Order Restoration Council refused to recognize the results and placed Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest. ASSK was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. She spent most of the proceeding 21 years in detention. In November of 2010, ASSK was released from house arrest and continued her struggle to bring democracy to Burma. She re-entered active politics, led the NLD to re-register as a political party, and won a seat in the Kawmhu constituency during Burma’s April 1, 2012 Parliamentary by-elections. For her lifelong struggle for democracy, ASSK has become an icon and serves as an inspiration to the people of Burma and the world.
Chubb Fellowship Lecture and Events:
Daw Suu's visit to Yale opened with a reception with Timothy Dwight Felllows in the Timothy Dwight College Master's House on Wednesday, September 26. Daw Suu arrived at 7i:00pm to speak with the fellows. Dinner wtih Yale students followed at 8:00pm in The Timothy Dwight College dining hall. Master Brenzel gave a welcome address and presented her with Yale momentos to honor her visit. Daw Suu spoke to the students as well. Thursday, September 27, Daw Suu joined President Levin in a discussion held in the GM Room, Horchow Hall attended by Yale faculty, corporation members, officers and other special Yale guests. The forum was followed by Daw Suu's lecture and a question and answer session with President Levin at 11:30 in Sprague Hall. Before departing she attending a private lunch in The President's House, hosted by President Levin.
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