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Her Majesty Wijdan Ali Edit Profile

art historian , Princess of Jordan

Her Majesty Wijdan Ali, Princess of Jordan, art historian. Board governors International Center Islamic Studies, London, 1984-1998; board directors McMullen Museum, Boston, 1996; vice president International Council Philosophy and Humanistic Studies, 1997-1999; member advisory board International Congress Asian and N. African Studies, Budapest, 1997. Member Royal Society Fine Arts (founder, president).

Background

Ali, Her Majesty Wijdan was born in 1939 in Baghdad, Iraq. Daughter of Sherif Fawaz Muhana and Sherifa Nafaa Jamil.

Education

Bachelor in History, Beirut University College, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy in History of Islamic Art, University London, 1993.

Career

1st woman with Jordanian Foreign Service, 1962. 1st woman to represent Jordan United Nations General Assembly, New York City, 1962. Board governors International Center Islamic Studies, London.

Member Arab Thought Forum, Amman. Member World Affairs Council, Amman.

Membership

Board governors International Center Islamic Studies, London, 1984-1998. Board directors McMullen Museum, Boston, 1996. Vice president International Council Philosophy and Humanistic Studies, 1997-1999.

Member advisory board International Congress Asian and N. African Studies, Budapest, 1997. Member Royal Society Fine Arts (founder, president).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Horseback riding, swimming, traveling to exotic places.

Connections

Married His Royal Highness Prince Ali Bin Nayef, 1966. 4 children.

father:
Sherif Fawaz Muhana

mother:
Sherifa Nafaa Jamil

spouse:
His Royal Highness Prince Ali Bin Nayef