WASHINGTON, DC - Her Majesty Queen Noor will receive the Service to America Leadership Award from the NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) at the seventh annual Service to America Summit on June 13, 2005 in Washington, DC. The Leadership Award is one of NABEF's highest honors, given to individuals who have performed extraordinary public service in bettering the lives of others.
For almost 30 years, Her Majesty Queen Noor has been an international humanitarian activist and an outspoken voice on issues of world peace and justice. Since 1978, she 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, sustainable community development, environmental conservation, human rights and conflict resolution. She has also worked closely with the United Nations and other international organizations to address global challenges in these fields. Click on the image above to download a high-resolution image of Her Majesty Queen Noor.
Queen Noor was born Lisa Najeeb Halaby in Washington, DC, 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 the United States and other countries. She married His Majesty the late King Hussein of Jordan in 1978.
Among Queen Noor's many projects based in or directly involving the U.S. are:
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