Nobel Peace laureate and Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi was recently delivered the Wallenberg Medal by the University of Michigan via Dominic Nardi.
She was originally awarded the honor in 2011 but could not travel to receive it in person at the time. According to an article in the university’s Explore magazine,”Nardi was one of the best candidates to deliver the Wallenberg medal to Suu Kyi because Burma, also known as Myanmar, is one of his research interests.” The article covers the delivery and their meeting in depth.
Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat who helped rescue tens of thousands of Jews in Budapest toward the end of World War II.
The Wallenberg Medal and Lecture website: “Undaunted and fearless through many years of detention and efforts to intimidate her, in speaking out for democracy and human rights in Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi exemplifies the courage and commitment to the humanitarian values of Raoul Wallenberg.”
Read all about the history of the Medal here. Past recipients include the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Watch this prerecorded lecture from 2011, played at the 21st Annual Raoul Wallenberg Lecture, followed by a then-live Q&A session with Aung San Suu Kyi: