Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan will join the fifth annual Women in the World summit as the featured dinner interview opening night, Thursday, April 3rd at New York’s Lincoln Center. Among the issues to be addressed by Queen Rania: The Syria refugee crisis and its impact on Jordan, how women are faring three years after the inception of the Arab Spring, and her belief that the Arab world needs an education revolution.
“I am thrilled Queen Rania will join us to highlight the issues and initiatives she cares deeply about and share with us her perspective on the latest news out of the region,” said Tina Brown, founder of the Women in the World summit. Queen Rania is UNICEF’s first Eminent Advocate for Children and Honorary Chair of the UN Girls’ Education Initiative. She also serves on the board of the United Nations Foundation.
Also joining the Women in the World line-up are: Hillary Clinton, Christine Lagarde, Meryl Streep, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Jon Stewart, President Jimmy Carter, Ambassador Samantha Power, Mellody Hobson, Sarah Silverman, Diane von Furstenberg, Angelique Kidjo, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Anne Patterson, Ambassador Deborah Jones, Laurene Powell Jobs and many more.