Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chair of the National League for Democracy, Myanmar/Burma
About the Address
At this Edwin L. Godkin Lecture, Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust will offer an introduction and Dean David T. Ellwood of Harvard Kennedy School will moderate the public address by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, chair of the National League for Democracy and a member of Parliament from the Kawhmu Constituency.
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About Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Suu Kyi was elected in 2012 to the lower house of the Burmese Parliament less than two years after being released from house arrest where she had spent 15 of the previous 21 years. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, Suu Kyi became one of the world’s most prominent political prisoners. She now serves as chair of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in which role she continues to fight for political reform in Burma/Myanmar.
The Edwin L. Godkin Lecture was established in 1903 to focus on the essentials of free government and the duties of the citizen. The lectureship was founded by friends of Edwin Lawrence Godkin (1831-1902), editor and founder of The Nation. Previous lecturers have included Kofi Annan, C. Everett Koop, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Antonin Scalia, Thomas Schelling, and Adlai Stevenson.