Aung San Suu Kyi

In the autumn of 2012, Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in San Francisco to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of San Francisco, and took the opportunity to address the large Burmese expatriate community there. Her talk and answers to questions stressed the importance of learning to accept dialogue and negotiation over differences, of maintaining one’s own humility, and respecting the capabilities of others.

Nancy Pelosi, and Aung San Suu Kyi, whose opposition party won the election of 1990, but the military refused to cede power. She was under house arrest for a total of nearly 15 years. Her latest release was November 2013, by a liberalizing government.


Originally produced for KPFA Women’s Magazine by Sharon Sobotta; voice-over, Justher Gutierrez. Adapted for WINGS by series producer Frieda Werden.



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