Queen Noor Of Jordan Will Be Speaker At Mother’s Day Luncheon

Apr 27, 2017

by Staff

Her Majesty Queen Noor Al-Hussein of Jordan, honored around the world as a philanthropist, human rights activist, and public servant, will be the guest speaker at The Roberts Academy’s fourth annual Mother’s Day Luncheon. 

The luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., on May 10 in the George W. Jenkins Field House at Florida Southern College, is open to the public. 

Queen Noor is an international public servant and advocate for cross-cultural understanding and conflict prevention and recovery issues such as refugees, missing persons, poverty, climate change and disarmament. Her peace-building work has focused on the Middle East, the Balkans, Central and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

Born to an Arab-American family distinguished for its public service, she received a degree in architecture and urban planning from Princeton University prior to working on international urban planning and design projects in Australia, Iran, the United States, and the Arab world. She married His Majesty King Hussein bin Talal of Jordan in 1978.

Queen Noor’s work in Jordan and the Arab world has focused on national and regional human security in the areas of education, sustainable development, human rights and cross-cultural understanding. Since 1979, the initiatives of the Noor Al Hussein and the King Hussein Foundations, which she founded and chairs, have advanced development thinking in Jordan and the Middle East through pioneering best practice programs in the fields of poverty eradication, women’s empowerment, microfinance, health, and arts as a medium for social development and cross-cultural exchange.

Queen Noor is the author of two books, Hussein of Jordan and Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life, a New York Times #1 best seller published in 17 languages.

Tickets for the luncheon are $125 per person, and registration is required. There are a few sponsorship tables for groups of 8 or 10 available for $2,000 each. Proceeds from the luncheon support many special needs and initiatives at The Roberts Academy, including instructional equipment technology.

For more information or to register, call (863) 680-3775 or go to www.flsouthern.edu/mothers.

The Roberts Academy at Florida Southern College is Florida’s only private school dedicated to preparing talented students with dyslexia to succeed in a traditional classroom setting. As one of only a few comprehensive schools for such students in the United States, The Roberts Academy provides a full complement of academic programs, as well as support and training for parents and teachers of students with dyslexia.