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Yay, I managed to get one in before Safaa !

http://www.jordantimes.com/thu/homenews/homenews10.htm

Prince Hassan Addresses European Audiences

AMMAN (JT) — His Royal Highness Prince Hassan recently returned from a working trip in Europe where he conducted rounds of discussions and lectures on various topics to varied audiences.

In Berlin, the Prince, who was invited by the German government to talk on 'Terrorism: The Grey War,' emphasised that the current failure of security policies in dealing with terrorist attacks is symptomatic of growing global divisions.

In Holland, Prince Hassan addressed a large audience at the Leiden University on the subject of 'Borders: The Limits of Humanity,' drawing attention to the growing schism between the general public view and that of the authorities.

As president of the Club of Rome — a global think tank — Prince Hassan attended the annual meeting in Helsinki, Finland, to discuss 'The Limits to Ignorance: The Challenge of Informed Humanity.'

During all Prince Hassan's meetings, there was a general agreement amongst the club members regarding the role of the human element in development.

Throughout all his deliberations, the Prince emphasised that fighting ignorance is a global responsibility and the importance of taking into consideration 'anthropolitics,' — i.e. politics where people matter — which can only be sustainable when social development and human welfare become a major priority of national politics

Prince Hassan concluded his trip in Vienna by addressing the 'Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue' as well as the national coordinators of a 'Global Marshall Plan Initiative.'

This initiative, inspired by the Club of Rome spirit, presents a framework for dealing with the issues of poverty and related problems that constitute the contemporary major challenges facing human society.

President of Austria Heinz Fischer also awarded Prince Hassan 'The Grand Decoration of Honour' for services rendered to the Republic of Austria.

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His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
This is interesting Safaa. I wonder where it is from exactly. I find it strange though that this description of P. Hassan totally omits mentioning that he was Crown Prince for 34 years, and was the architect of much of modern Jordan, through the development plans that he supervised. I also find it strange which of his institutions it chooses to mention, leaving out the the RSS, HCST, the Badia Programme, the Arab Thought Forum and the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies. Very odd.
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Reception under the patronage of HRH Prince Hassan Bin Talal to mark the 25th anniversary of the British Institute in Amman and launch of the new regional research centre

October 2nd 2003

In 2003 CBRL Amman celebrated the 25th anniversary of the formal founding of the British Insititute in Amman for Archaeology and History (BIAAH) with a grant from the British Academy.
The reception took place on October 2nd 2003 under the patronage of HRH Prince Hassan Bin Talal, who is a long-standing supporter of the BIAAH and its successor body in Jordan, the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL).
Other guests of honour included HRH Princess Sarwat and Princess Sumaya.
This reception also marked the formal inauguration of the CBRL's regional centre in Amman.


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This is interesting Safaa. I wonder where it is from exactly. I find it strange though that this description of P. Hassan totally omits mentioning that he was Crown Prince for 34 years, and was the architect of much of modern Jordan, through the development plans that he supervised. I also find it strange which of his institutions it chooses to mention, leaving out the the RSS, HCST, the Badia Programme, the Arab Thought Forum and the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies. Very odd.
from united nations website, year of dialogue among civilizations.
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Club of Rome

Prince Hassan named head of Club of Rome

By Francesca Sawalha

AMMAN — HRH Prince Hassan was appointed on Tuesday as president of the international think-tank the Club of Rome at a ceremony in Madrid under the patronage of Spain's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. The king congratulated the members of the Club on their “excellent choice,” saying that Prince Hassan's appointment was a confirmation of his “vision as a peacemaker and a great intellect, representing all parts of the world, especially the region of your ancestors.”

Prince Hassan replaces Ricardo Diez-Hochleitner, Spain's media mogul who has been heading the Club since 1991.

“I am delighted that Prince Hassan, whom I hold in high esteem as a long time colleague and friend, will lead this immensely important and prestigious organization into a new era,” said Diez-Hochleitner, also an intellectual and the founder of the Santillana Foundation.

“He (Prince Hassan) is a statesman, an intellectual, a promoter of human dignity and a peacemaker,” he told the Club's meeting on Tuesday.

The prestigious group, best known for its groundbreaking work on sustainable development and growth in the 1970s, also announced in a press statement yesterday that, for the first time in its 32-year history, it appointed two vice presidents: Alicia Barcena from Mexico and Eberhard von Koerber from Switzerland. Barcena's career within the UN and the NGO sector has focused on public policies for sustainable development, while von Koerber is a prominent public sector representative.

“The Club of Rome and its members have no dogma — we believe in the `power of ideas' and in the concept of `think globally, and act locally',” Diez-Hochleitner said.

“I thank Ricardo for his attention to continuity, innovation and change,” replied Prince Hassan, upon becoming the fourth president in the Club's history.

“Over the last three decades, the Club of Rome established an interactive conversation with 25 chapters around the world working to encourage the contribution of a cross-section of the world's societies towards a universalisation of values. Our interest is to contribute to international and humanitarian concerns.”

The executive committee meeting on Tuesday was held in Madrid on the sidelines of a Santillana conference called “The 15th Monographic Week” to discuss “Learning for the Future: Education in Favour of Human Dignity,” the opening session of which was chaired by Prince Hassan.

The Prince anticipated that his presidency intended to take the Club one step forward, from its focus on world “problematique” to concentrating on problem-solving.

So far, the Club of Rome's mission has been to contribute to what it calls the “world problematique,” the complex set of crucial problems — political, social, economic, technological, environmental, psychological and cultural — facing mankind.

“Now is the time to talk to each other and move from the world problematique to the world of problem solving,” Prince Hassan told the executive council meeting.

“I propose that along with long-term thinking, the members of the Club of Rome consider the many `what if?' scenarios. The intent here is to build bridges between the physical environment and the human environment,” the Prince said.

“Today, one cannot make major predictions in a fast-changing world. There must be an inter-regional and extra-regional discussion and problem solving thrust,” he added.

The Club of Rome is best known for its 1972 report “The Limits to Growth.” The work of a group of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) scientists targeted to a non-specialist audience, the publication predicted dire consequences to unchecked economic and population growth.

More than 12 million copies have since been sold in 27 languages, while the book was discussed in hundreds of seminars, roundtables, newspaper articles, radio and television programmes.

“Quite wrongly, the report tended to be perceived as presenting an inescapable scenario for the future, and the Club was assumed to be in favour of zero economic growth,” says the Club's information sheet.

“In fact, the projection of trends and the analysis of their cross impacts were intended to highlight the risks of a blind pursuit of growth in the industrialized countries, and to induce changes in prevailing attitudes and policies so that the projected consequences should not materialize.”

As a non-profit, non-governmental organization, the Club of Rome brings together scientists, economists, businessmen, international high level civil servants, heads of state and former heads of state from all over the world.

It works on global issues related to the environment, demography, development, ethical values and governance, society in the age of information technology and education.
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http://www.jordantimes.com/sun/homenews/homenews7.htm

Prince Hassan Delivers Lecture in Bahrain

MANAMA (Petra) — HRH Prince Hassan on Friday delivered a lecture in Manama, during which he discussed the conditions of Muslims during the Holy Month of Ramadan. In his lecture, the Prince also focused on the concept of moderation in Islam, highlighting several Islamic values that were passed to us by the Prophet Mohammad. Bahraini King Sheikh Hamad Ben Isa Al Khalifa held an iftar banquet in honour of Prince Hassan, which was also attended by Bahraini Crown Prince Sheikh Salman Ben Hamad Ben Khalifa.

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p Hassan consoled in death of seikh Zayed.
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P Hassan: pain and sufferance should stop

the translation: ( sorry it is not good and comprehansive)

A new issue of "almuntada" /"the forum" magazine puplished by the Arab Thought Forum, which P Hassan heads.The Arab Thought Forum (ATF) is an independent, pan-Arab, non-governmental organisation established in 1981 on the initiative of His Royal Highness Crown Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan and twenty-five eminent intellectual and developmental Arab figures.
The magazine this month have 3 articles by Prince Hassan with the titles: "Toward renewed Isalamic Revolution","The Initiative of the Wide Middle East and Reform:... I cant translate it ", and a letter to the Arab youth. In addition to a press statment from P Hassan in which he said: pain and sufferance should stop .

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from addustor newspaper Nov 4,2004

في عدد »المنتدى« المزدوج * الأمير الحسن: يجب إيقاف الالم والمعاناة
عمان – الدستور: صدر عن منتدى الفكر العربي عدد جديد من مجلة» المنتدى« التي يصدرها المنتدى مرة كل شهرين، ومنتدى الفكر العربي الذي يرأسه ويرعاه الأمير الحسن بن طلال، وأمينه العام السيد وسام شوكت الزهاوي هو عبارة عن منظمة عربية فكرية غير حكومية تأسست عام 1981 في اعقاب مؤتمر القمة العربي الحادي عشر بمبادرة من المفكرين وصانعي القرار العرب، وفي مقدمتهم سمو الحسن بن طلال رئيس المنتدى، والمجلة تسعى الى بحث الحالة الراهنة في الوطن العربي وتشخيصها، وإلى استشراف مستقبله، وصياغة الحلول العلمية والخيارات الممكنة، عن طريق توفير منبر حر للحوار المفضي إلى بلورة فكر عربي معاصر نحو قضايا الوحدة، والتنمية والامن القومي، والتحرر، والتقدم، وقد اتخذ المنتدى عمان مقراً لأمانته العامة .
المحور الخاص في العدد المزدوج اشتمل على ثلاث افتتاحيات للأمير حسن بن طلال وحملت عناوين : »نحو نهضة إسلامية متجددة«، و»مبادرة الشرق الأوسط الكبير والإصلاح : شذرات وخطرات«، »ورسالة مفتوحة ثالثة موجهة إلى الشباب العربي«، ومن نص الرسالة نقتطف : »المنتدى قريب مقرب منكم . فهو يحمل شعاركم الذي تشع منه كلمتان نابضتان معبرتان هما الانتماء والإنماء ، أي المواطنة الحقة . وأبوابه الآن مفتوحة لتأسيس فصل شبابي يعمل على التشبيك مع المؤسسات والمنظمات الشبابية العربية في كل مكان، بما في ذلك المهجر .
العدد المزدوج اشتمل على مقالة حملت عنوان مكسيم رودنسون : استشراق ضد الهيمنة للدكتور مهند مبيضين، وتحت باب محاضرات تناول المحامي فخري العملة موضوع جدار الفصل العنصري جدار الضم والتوسع والتهجير، وتناول باب سلسلة اللقاءات الشهرية : تكنولوجيا الاداء البشري للدكتور عبد الباري إبراهيم درة، وبناء طريق حرير للتفاهم : مقترح لربط الشرق بالشرق الأوسط للدكتور يون ـ جوو لي، كما وضم باب اللقاءات لقاء مفتوحا مع الدكتور محمد حجازي عضو المنتدى، سفير جمهورية مصر العربية في الأردن« بمناسبة انتهاء مهماته في الأردن« .
باب حوارات ضمن العدد اشتمل على حوار مع الدكتور كمال عبد اللطيف أجراه نزيه القسوس، كما وتناول العدد مجموعة من التقارير تناولها بالدراسة الاستاذ الدكتور حسن الانباري، أما الكلمة الاخيرة فجاءت للدكتور عدنان السيد حسين . كما واشتمل العدد على بيان صحافي قال فيه الأمير حسن : يجب إيقاف الالم والمعاناة أما رئيس تحرير المجلة همام غصيب فقال في كلمة أولى : »أتساءل، مع القراء في كل مكان، مرة ثانية وثالثة وعاشرة : ما المجلة التي نريدها لمنتدانا؟ أهي تلك التي بين أيدينا؟ أم تلك، لكن مع زيادة في المواد والصفحات؟ أم تراها مجلة فكرية صرفة؟، وأضاف غصيب: »أم لعلها تكون دورية أكاديمية محكمة؟ أو مزيجاً من كل ذاك : أكثر أو أقل؟ تتعدد الخيارات.
وسنواصل المسير ة، منفتحين على شتى الآراء والأفكار والمقترحات«.
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Prince Hassan patronize the second Arab - Chinese Dialogue. organized by Tha Arab Thought Forum and the Chinese Institute of International Studies. p Hassan renewed his call for creating a new security concept based on a common humanity matrix.
he also call for a virtual dialoge between the countries and cultures of the world.
he said that the chinese experiance in development , culture and stability could be a model for the middle east and islamic world countries.

http://207.228.233.96/nepras/2004/Nov/30/3209I.htm
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Our president. He had no right saying that.

Anyway Princess Sarvath looks like a nice woman. ANd, altough I totally am disappointed at him for saying that unrighteous stuff, I don't think those accusations against him and Sarvath (the letter that KH gave b/f his death) were founded. I think generally he and his wife are nice ppl, but evidently not perfect.
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Our president. He had no right saying that.
disagreeing with the president may not be "allowed" in the US but Prince Hassan isnt American. He is entitled to his opinion, just like everyone.
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Hello! He is a royal. ANd in America one is allowed to disagree with the Prez., hwich is the opposite of what is allowed in the Jordanian Royal Family.
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Hello! He is a royal. ANd in America one is allowed to disagree with the Prez., hwich is the opposite of what is allowed in the Jordanian Royal Family.
Being a royal doesnt mean he cant disagree with the American President. Plenty of royals have done the same thing. Anyway, I dont want to go off topic
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Hello! He is a royal. ANd in America one is allowed to disagree with the Prez., hwich is the opposite of what is allowed in the Jordanian Royal Family.
I think Prince Hassan is in a different position to many other members of the JRF. He is no longer a member of the executive and frequently prefaces his remarks by reminding his audience that he is not speaking as a Jordanian official. I think the remarks you are referring to were in fact misquoted but in principle I think he, like any other Jordanian, has a right to express a different opinion to that of an American president. I think we all forget that Prince Hassan dealt with US presidents way back to Lyndon Johnson, and has a right to come to his conclusions and opinions after so many years of public life.

I also think that the clue to many misunderstandings lies in the news item i posted in another section of the forum. Prince Hassan does a lot of his work in and through Europe. Perhaps he and the Europeans are more comfortable with each other, but that does not make him anti American. It is just a different style.
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http://www.jordantimes.com/mon/homenews/homenews4.htm

Prince Hassan Promotes Common Heritage to Bridge Cultural Divide

AMMAN (JT) — HRH Prince Hassan has proposed the establishment of a centre for Mediterranean humanities as a venue for bridging the intellectual and cultural gap between Western Europe and the countries of the Mediterranean, Middle East and Eastern Europe, through a new curriculum of terra media studies.

Participating in a panel discussion at the closing conference of the series 'Europe — A Beautiful Idea?' an 'Agenda for the Future,' organised by the Nexus Institute in Holland, Prince Hassan said the ultimate goal of such an initiative would not be merely the promotion of research, but the intellectual formation of new generations educated to understand their common heritage, according to a statement by the Prince's office.

He said there was large scope for an international non-denominational media peace corps, where people of all faiths, nationalities, race and opinions can increase public debate on topics that are too often considered of secondary importance by large multinational broadcasting corporations.

In this context, Prince Hassan spoke of the importance of pluralism and civic society, which should occupy a more prominent role in the public arena.

President of the European Commission Jos ﺏManuel Barroso, Dutch Prime Minister and President of the European Council Jan Peter Belkenende, Federal Chancellor of Austria Wolfgang Sch¸ssel, Fritz Stern, a prize-winning author of many books on European history, and Mario Vargas Llossa, one of the central writers in the Hispanic world, also participated in the panel discussion.

The conferences have been organised by the Netherlands in the context of the country's position as president of the Council of the European Union.

Prominent thinkers, decision makers, politicians and leading figures from the media and the business community debated and considered the significance and political relevance of European citizenship, as well as European values, and the role of culture and education.

The closing conference was open to the public.

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Being a royal doesnt mean he cant disagree with the American President. Plenty of royals have done the same thing. Anyway, I dont want to go off topic
Well then he shoul dhave said it in a more diplomatic way.
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007/ Prince Hassan Takes Part in Late Prince Bernhard's Funeral
The Hague/Dec.11(Petra)-- Deputizing for His Majesty king
Abdullah II, Prince Hassan participated on Saturday in funeral
ceremony of Prince Bernhard the father of Queen Beatrix the Queen of

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007/ Prince Hassan Takes Part in Late Prince Bernhard's Funeral
The Hague/Dec.11(Petra)-- Deputizing for His Majesty king
Abdullah II, Prince Hassan participated on Saturday in funeral
ceremony of Prince Bernhard the father of Queen Beatrix the Queen of

Holland.
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Who first called for humen and Children rights?

Can someone please answer me?(it's an innocent Question by the way)


Further to my last post,I was looking at Prince Hassan's website and came across his Personal Vision, which I somehow had not come across before. I include a slightly edited version but I am afraid it is still probably too long . If so, I apologise, but it gives an interesting picture of the man : ( I also realise that I have probably messed up in putting this here but after I had posted it in the other thread where Trouble's original question was put,I thought it was better here )

HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal: A PERSONAL VISION

Here are the foci of my own personal vision which I have tried, over the past three decades or so, to transform into tangible and concrete realities:

First and foremost, the concept of humanitarianism, as elaborated in the Report of the Independent Commission on International Humanitarian Issues which I had the privilege of co-chairing with Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan*. Humanitarianism is a basic orientation toward the interests and welfare of people that encompasses both humanism and human rights, while going beyond the confines of existing humanitarian law. It hinges on an ethic of human solidarity. The cornerstones of the corresponding conceptual framework are the values which from time immemorial have been a part of the collective consciousness of the human species, which have ensured their survival and well-being, and which have stood the test of time:

- Respect for life;
- A responsibility towards future generations;
- Protection of the human habitat;
- ATRFusim nurtured by a sense of mutual interest and a recognition of human dignity and worth.

The challenges presented by humanitarian questions engage both the mind and heart, but thoughts and feelings are not in themselves any substitute for decisive action. Recent years have witnessed a steady decline in the short-term benefits that unilateralism and bilaterilism bring. Perhaps now is the moment to devote additional energy to the promotion of multilateralism, the principle which underlies the United Nations and other international institutions. In this context, I had the honour of introducing the New International Humanitarian Order resolution which was adopted without a vote by the UN General Assembly on 9th. December, 1987.

Second, the necessity for a culture of peace. The new millennium is about to dawn on a world plagued by simmering conflicts and outright conflagrations. The time is long overdue for the construction of a peace culture that employs pragmatic and effective methods to eliminate strife and give people tangible proof of the viability of peace. Although agreements and treaties have long been recognised as essential instruments for regulating the conduct of states, far less attention has been given to a more comprehensive approach engaging individuals - the citizens of those same states. A vital component of this approach entails a reconsideration of the meaning commonly given to the term 'security'. Security must not be restricted to its military definition; for social and economic security are also among the prerequesites for stability. All people have the right to a dignified life, free from terror and despair. Thus states must be encouraged to respect and enforce basic human rights if their citizens are to avoid political, ideological or other forms of exploitation. Just as important, however, is a global initiative employing all imaginable political, economic, technological and cultural resources to improve local conditions and advance scenarios of reconciliation. Particularly at risk are the young, who presently make up the majority of the developing world's population. It is the recognition of this fact which gives us one possible starting point - the promotion of a global peace culture among young people. If the culture of peace can become a modus vivendi that permeates all aspects of their lives, it will represent a high-yield investment in our common future. Violence and terror are often born out of political and economic despair since extremism thrives when people believe they have no future. Peace is born out of hope. Surely we can give our children the very thing that they symbolise to us: faith in the future.

Third, a strong emphasis on dialogue. Dialogue is an effective tool that can build bridges of cooperation between representatives of different cultures and faiths by unmasking stereotypes and clarifying misconceptions. Sometimes, too, exposure to different perspectives serves to enlarge areas of agreement. But, most valuable of all, dialogue encourages the holders of conflicting opinions to recognise that neither side has a monopoly on the truth; rather, the two share the truth between them and each has a vision which is incomplete without the other.

Fourth, a recognition of the importance of knowledge and innovation. Globalisation is no longer an option to be accepted, or rejected, but a fact, and facts must be faced squarely. The real challenge, then, is its effective management to meet our present needs while leaving open as many options as possible to future generations**. Part of the answer lies in innovating mechanisms to minimise globalisation's impact upon the labour market and the environment in each of our diverse - and divergent - cultures and societies. Thus, although transnational borders are losing their significance and civil society stands at the brink of transformation, we must recognise that we have the power to shape the evolution of the structures which we, in fact, created and take responsibility for them. More importantly, if knowledge is truly the new economic capital, we must ensure that each individual has access to it: in other words, education must become our highest priority. But, in today's world, education means more than classrooms, textbooks and qualified teachers: it means access to the latest developments in computer technology. Clearly, this requirement brings with it new challenges, including the necessity of harnessing the global information revolution through some form of global governance that is environmentally, economically, socially and politically sustainable.

In my capacity as the newly-elected Chairman of the Policy Advisory Commission of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), I cannot help but observe that the contemporary global market gives developing countries no choice but to enforce intellectual property rights in order to strengthen their own economies. At the same time, however, it is imperative that developed countries join in some form of comprehensive international cooperation to help alleviate the negative socio-economic impact which such enforcement will necessarily incur.

I have worked for over thirty years to help create a world in which dialogue, cooperation and peace are so commonplace that they excite no comment; but the world I seek still eludes me. Today I invite you to join in my quest. Together, let us pursue the vision of a world beyond discrimination, in which each and every individual has the right and the opportunity to develop without prejudice, intolerance or oppression of any kind. Let us hold sacrosanct Franklin D. Roosevelt's four freedoms - from fear and from want, of belief and of expression. Let us add our voices to the call for a human charter, allied to the ethic of transnational human cooperation, to foster the conviction that the proper focus of politics, economics and security is the individual human person. For however the collectivity may be expressed - as community or culture, civilisation, society or state - it is composed of individuals, each with unique needs, abilities and aspirations.
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From what I understand, Princess Sarvath is pretty active in terms of her official duties etc. But I rarely hear anything about her in the Jordanian media, atleast online. Is the media in Jordan like that as well?
Its wierd because the few times I do hear about her, its in the Pakistani press. When she's a guest of honour or speaking at an event in Pakistan or when she invites Pakistani designers to Jordan for fashion shows and charity events.
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From what I know,Princess Sarvath always kept a low profile, even when her husband was Crown Prince, and did not give many interviews nor seek attention from the media. I think obviously at a certain time she had more official duties as far as opening events, entertaining officially and meeting people who were visiting Jordan and travelling abroad, both with Prince Hassan and in her own right as a valued speaker at conferences and seminars, particularly to do with women's rights in Islam and education. I assume much of this sort of work has diminshed now, but Princess Sarvath is definitely actively involved in 'hands on' running of her many educational projects : The Amman Baccalaureate School, The Bunayat Centre for Special Education, The Princess Sarvath Community College, and the YWMA Shetered Workshop for the Handicapped. There is a Press Office in the Royal Palace which approves and passes any mention of members of the Royal Family in the Jordanian media. Prince Hassan is still not allowed to feature on Jordanian television and radio six years after being removed as Crown Prince. I think, going back to Princess Sarvath, she has always valued her privacy and would not have welcomed a personality cult, which we have to admit was the normal way for royal families. Princess Diana and Queen Noor were amongst the first to change this habit. What was odd was that despite really not being widely known, suddenly everyone was willing to buy the gossip about the pushy princess who could not wait to be queen and was busy decorating the palace in anticipation of her husband taking over. Would not someone who was so ambitious have taken the opportunities that were certainly her's for the taking, and cultivated a higher profile ? What is also interesting is that despite this low profile, Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath are the members of the JRF who have the best personal relations with other Royal Families, which strengthens the argument that Princess Sarvath chooses very carefully whom she sees and what she does, but not that she is a recluse or unpopular.
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