Video Available: A Conversation With Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan will join Yale University President Richard C. Levin for a conversation before an audience of Yale faculty, students and staff. The discussion will take place at 2:30 p.m on September 22, in Sprague Memorial Hall, 470 College Street. The conversation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Media wishing to cover the event must register before 4 p.m. today with the Yale Office of Public Affairs. Please send an email with your name, affiliation, a photograph and telephone number to Organizations wishing to send more than one representative should send a single email with the required information for all individuals who will be covering the event.

Media credentials may be picked up at the Yale Office of Public Affairs during business hours beginning at noon on September 21 and ending at noon on the day of the event. A Yale-issued media credential will be required for access to Sprague Hall. Credentials are not transferable.

There will be reserved seating for media members in Sprague Hall. There will also be a mult box at that location for broadcast media. Press should use the main entrance of Sprague Hall at 470 College Street and arrive by 1:00 p.m.

Queen Rania’s visit to Yale coincides with “Breaking the Veils: Women Artists from the Islamic World,” the exhibition she inaugurated in 2002, which is on now view at the Yale Institute for Sacred Music, 490 Prospect St.

Her Majesty Queen Rania married then Prince Abdullah Al Hussein on June 10, 1993. Since becoming Queen and her nation’s First Lady, Queen Rania has devoted herself to supporting initiatives that seek to improve the quality of life for all Jordanians. She also is actively involved in an array of issues of global concern, namely access to education. She has a special interest in several core issues: developing income-generating projects and the advancement of best practices in the field of microfinance; improving the quality of life of the family unit, including the protection of children from violence and the promotion of Early Childhood Development; incorporating Information Technology into the educational system; and promoting tourism and the preservation of Jordan’s heritage.

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