A Public Address by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Aung San Suu Kyi
Drew Gilpin Faust

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese democratic leader, discussed the role of democratic activism and the rule of law in a free society. She explained the importance of political participation amongst the people of Myanmar. Aung San Suu Kyi discussed the many obstacles that she and many others have faced while trying to exercise their political voices in Burma. Suu Kyi addressed the importance of preparing the Burmese to be responsible citizens of a free society and the discussed the empowerment that exercising one’s civic responsibilities can impart on people’s abilities to change their communities. Harvard University Drew Gilpin Faust introduced Suu Kyi and Harvard Kennedy School Dean David Ellwood moderated the question and answer session