Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Oslo today in preparation for her official Nobel Peace Prize address, which she will give more than 20 years after receiving the prize in 1991. According to NobelPrize.org, the livestream will begin at 1:00 PM Oslo time (6:00 AM CST).
Maureen Reed, Nobel Peace Prize Forum Executive Director, and Paul Pribbenow, President of Augsburg College, will be in attendance. They traveled to Oslo yesterday to watch the address and meet with the Forum’s key partners and contacts in Norway, including:
- Members of Parliament Mr. Peter Gitmark and Ms. Marianne Aasen
- Ole Petter Ottersen, Rektor (i.e., President) of the University of Oslo
- Knut Brakstad of the Royal Palace (who has ties to St. Olaf College and who arranged the Royal visit last fall
- Petter Brubakk of the Norwegian Association of Industry
A note from Maureen about the photo: On the way back to the hotel, Paul snapped this shot of the dozens of people crowding the square between the Parliament Building and the Grand Hotel, where they are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Aung San Suu Kyi. Sitting in the lobby just now, I overhead one middle aged man excitedly ask a friend, “Have you seen The Lady yet?” Aung San Suu Kyi is often referred to simply as “The Lady.” The moment she appears, the crowd in front of this hotel will erupt! She is of rock star proportions…