Keynote Speaker Announcement: Aung San Suu Kyi

We are pleased to announce that Aung San Suu Kyi will be joining the Rotary Global Peace Forum as the keynote speaker on Saturday, January 26. The keynote session will begin at 6:00 p.m. If you are not registered to attend, you may purchase a stand-alone ticket for this session.



Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is a Member of Parliament of the Union of Burma. As a founding member of the National League for Democracy in 1988, she served as General Secretary of the party through 2011. The following year, she was elected Chairperson as the party re-registered.

Daw Suu holds a Master’s degree from Lady Shri Ram College in New Delhi, India, and pursued graduate studies at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University and the London School of Oriental and African Studies in the United Kingdom.

Early in her career, Daw Suu worked in the office of the United Nations Secretariat in New York and was a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for South East Asian Studies at Kyoto University and the Indian Institute for Advanced Studies in Simla.

Following her return to Burma in 1988 and winning the election by popular vote, she was placed under house arrest until 1995, and again during 2000 to 2002 and 2003 to 2010.

Daw Suu has received more than 120 awards and honors internationally, including:

  • 1991 – Sakharov Freedom of Thought from the European Parliament
  • 1991 – Nobel Peace Prize (Oslo, Norway)
  • 1995 – Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding (India)
  • 1996 – Companion of the Order of Australia (Australia)
  • 2008 – Congressional Gold Medal (USA)
  • 2008 – Honorary Canadian Citizenship Parliament Hill (Ottawa, Canada)
  • 2010 – Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Award for Democracy (Islamabad, Pakistan)
  • 2012 – Legion of Honor [Ordre national de la Legion d’honneur] (France)

Watch the 2012 BBC Documentary, “Aung San Suu Kyi: The Choice”

Click here to read a full description of the documentary.

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On November 15th, 2012, posted in: News by Tags: , ,
13 Responses to Keynote Speaker Announcement: Aung San Suu Kyi
  1. Aloha,

    Am interested in finding out how much a stand alone ticket for the Keynote speaker is.
    Cannot find the information here on the website

    • Dear Susan,

      Look under the Meals tab. The standalone ticket price for the keynote speaker dinner is $200.

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  5. I tried to sign up for the event under the meals tab, and it stated that I was not able to purchase an add on meal without purchasing the registration package. There are a number of us who want to attend the dinner only. Is this possible?

    • Dear Jane,

      It looks as though you have successfully purchased a ticket for the dinner. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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  8. I am interested in contacting and meeting with other Rotary Fellowship Alumni while you are here in Hawaii. The forum looks too expensive for me, but I would like to participate formally in any alumni activities, or plan something informally. We can organize a meeting of Rotary graduate fellows alumni ho are here in hawaii would be glad to organize it. Please contact me at Let me know how we can do this…

  9. 1. how much are the stand alone tickets for saturday’s celebration dinner to hear aung san suu kyi?

    2. do we need to pay the $300 registration fee if we just want to attend the $200 celebration dinner and hear aung san suu kyi?

    thank you.

  10. i have registered for the forum, pls can you confirm whether my registration covers the keynote session, if not pls how much more do i need to pay to cover the session. i really want to attend the keynote session.

  11. I liked participated in this Forum with my wife Sonia Cancino

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