GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
June 15, 1978: Jordan's King Hussein marries Lisa Najeeb Halaby, an Arab American.

Queen Noor, born Lisa Halaby in the United States, plays a highly visible role during her husband's reign, working hard to advance causes important to Jordan and the wider world. She directs and sponsors programs committed to the advancement of women in society, children's health care, education, the arts, and environmental protection. She also actively promotes international exchange as a means by which to enhance understanding of Middle Eastern politics and improve Arab-Western relations.

WWW H. M. Queen Noor of Jordan's Web Site
http://www.noor.gov.jo/

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan's official Web site