Surin Pitsuwan Biography
Birthday: October 28, 1949 (Scorpio)
Born In: Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, Thailand
Surin Pitsuwan was a Thai politician and diplomat. He was one of the most well-known and highly respected voices of Thailand. Born in the southern Thai province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, he studied for a year as a high school exchange student in the U.S.A., and went on to complete his post-graduation and doctorate from Harvard University. Then he returned to his homeland and taught political science for a while before entering politics. He became a member of parliament from his hometown and later became the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Thai government. Eventually he was elevated to the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs. Later on, while serving as the Chairman of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), he dedicated himself to fostering greater unity throughout the Southeast Asian region. He was also a member of many international commissions, such as the UN Commission on Human Security, Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization, and the International Advisory Board of the International Crisis Group. As an extraordinary political leader and member of several international forums, he championed for the values of democracy and human rights. He contributed significantly towards the well-being of Southeast Asia and the international community.