Aung San Suu Kyi Visits Yale!

The Myanmar Yalies presented Daw Suu with a gift: a painting created by the students of a peacock - the symbol for the National League for Democracy (NLD) - sitting on top of the Yale name.

On September 27, 2012, Burma’s pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi visited Yale to deliver a public address. Speaking to 700 attendees at the sold-out event in Sprague Auditorium, she addressed the importance of rule of law in establishing democracy in Burma. In addition to the address, Suu Kyi attended a private dinner in Timothy Dwight College as part of the Chubb Fellowship on Wednesday night, sharing her experiences with TD undergraduates as well as representatives from various cultural, political and service groups in Yale.

The Myanmar Project co-founders Edward Han Myo Oo and Katie Aragon deliver a welcome speech for Daw Suu during the Chubb Fellowship dinner in Yale's Timothy Dwight College

The Myanmar Project co-founders Edward Han Myo Oo and Katie Aragon deliver a welcome speech for Daw Suu during the Chubb Fellowship dinner in Yale’s Timothy Dwight College

The Myanmar Yalies presented Daw Suu with a gift: a painting created by the students of a peacock - the symbol for the National League for Democracy (NLD) - sitting on top of the Yale name.

The Myanmar Yalies presented Daw Suu with a gift: a painting created by the students of a peacock – the symbol for the National League for Democracy (NLD) – sitting on top of the Yale name.

A few members of The Myanmar Project at the Chubb Fellowship dinner.

A few members of The Myanmar Project at the Chubb Fellowship dinner.

Read a piece about Suu Kyi penned by our president, Edward, here.

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