Her Majesty Queen Noor

Her Majesty Queen Noor

WHEN: Thursday, January 15, 2004 - Noon to 1:30 PM
WHERE: Wyndham Anatole Hotel, Chantilly Ballroom, Dallas, Texas


Her Majesty Queen Noor was born Lisa Najeeb Halaby on August 23, 1951, to an Arab-American family distinguished for its public service. After receiving a B.A. in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University in 1974, Queen Noor worked on international urban planning and design projects in Australia, Iran, the United States and the Arab World.

Since 1978, Queen Noor has initiated, directed, and sponsored projects and activities in Jordan to address specific national development needs in the areas of education, culture, women and children's welfare, human rights, conflict resolution, community development, environmental and architectural conservation, public architecture and urban planning. She is also actively involved with international and UN organizations that address global challenges in these fields. Queen Noor has played a major role in promoting international exchange and understanding of Middle Eastern politics, Arab-Western relations, and humanitarian and conflict prevention, and recovery issues throughout the world, such as drug abuse, refugees, and disarmament.

The King Hussein Foundation, chaired by Queen Noor, was established by Royal Decree in 1999 as a national and international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to give meaningful expression to the late King's humanitarian vision and legacy with emphasis on democracy, peace, education, leadership, health, and the environment. In 1999 Queen Noor established the King Hussein Foundation International to develop international support and partnerships for peace-building initiatives in Jordan, the Middle East and the world.