1994 – Shimon Peres, architect of the Oslo Accords

1994 – Shimon Peres, architect of the Oslo Accords

Born in Poland in 1923, Shimon Peres immigrated wtih his family to Palestine in 1934. He became an activist while living on a kibbutz as a youth. At age twenty-four, when Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, appointed him head of the new...
1991 – Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese opposition leader

1991 – Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese opposition leader

The daughter of Burma’s former democratic leader, and a non-violent defender of human rights and freedom, Aung San Suu Kyi (pronounced Ong Son Su She) was elected to the Presidency of Burma in 1990 by more than 80% of the popular vote. A military junta refused...