See Peace Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi at the 2012 Forum

Aung San Suu Kyi, 1991 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, will deliver a special video message to attendees of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum during the closing ceremonies on March 3 at the UMN’s Ted Mann Concert Hall. The Burmese democratic opposition leader is running for a seat on that country’s parliament on the National League for Democracy ticket.

“We are honored that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi accepted our invitation to deliver a video address to attendees of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. She spent decades under house arrest and only has been allowed to speak publicly a handful of times,” said Maureen Reed, executive director of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. “To have her choose the Forum as an outlet to share her message is an honor. The topic of the Forum this year is ‘The Price of Peace,’ and Aung San Suu Kyi has paid an enormous price in standing up for principles of human rights and reconciliation.

Just last week, Aung San Suu Kyi made headlines around the world through her outspoken campaign for parliament (NPR) and comments she made about US and Chinese relations with Myanmar (Wall Street Journal).

For nearly 20 years, Aung San Suu Kyi lived under house arrest and was unable to freely speak in public. However, the regime recently has eased some restrictions on political activity and Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy, is now running for Parliament.

A limited number of tickets are still available. Register today to reserve your spot.

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