Mary Robinson

(b. May 21, 1944, Ballina, County Mayo, Ire.) The Irish lawyer, politician, and diplomat Mary Robinson served as president of Ireland (1990–97) and as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR; 1997–2002). Robinson, born Mary Teresa Winifred Bourke, was educated at Trinity College and King’s Inns in Dublin and…

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Aung San Suu Kyi

(b. June 19, 1945, Rangoon, Burma [now Yangon, Myanmar]) The Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is the daughter of Aung San (a martyred national hero of independent Burma) and Khin Kyi (a prominent Burmese diplomat), and winner in 1991 of the Nobel Prize for Peace. Aung San Suu…

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