Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand
The 6th Ambassador Burton Levin Lecture Series
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand is the daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Her affection for Chinese people and culture is well-documented. She was voted one of the top "Best International Friends of China," the only Southeast Asian awarded this honor. Besides speaking Chinese, her understanding and knowledge of Chinese culture, garnered during several official and private visits to China, is extensive.
In addition to her royal duties, HRH is also deeply involved in several philanthropic organizations and foundations such as the Thai Red Cross Society, Chaipattana Foundation (promoting development and environmental preservation projects), and the Ananda Mahidol Foundation (promoting higher education). Her Royal Highness has taught the General Education Program at Chulalongkorn University. She joined the Department of Law and Social Sciences at Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy in 1980, and is currently Director of the Department of History. Her Royal Highness graduated from Chulalongkorn University, holds MAs from Silpakorn University and Chulalongkorn University, and was awarded a doctoral degree from Srinakharinwirot University.
The Ambassador Burton Levin Lecture Series was established in 1995 to honor the Asia Society Hong Kong Center's founding director, and is intended to facilitate, broaden and enrich dialogue about inter-Asian relations and US-Asian relations.