How is the chief of the International Monetary Fund linked to one of the funniest people on TV?
March 25, 2009 2:30 by Aarti Nagraj
Queen Rania of Jordan married King Abdullah II in 1993. She is known for her philanthropic work, promoting better education for children and empowering women in the Arab world.
The Jordanian Queen made a half-hour appearance on Oprah and was ranked 81 in the Forbes’ World’s 100 most Powerful Women in 2008.
In an attempt to encourage what she calles “global dialogue to counter racism, violence and hate”, Queen Rania launched a project ‘Queen Rania: The YouTube Queen’ in 2007. The project invites viewers to express their opinions on the Arab world and Queen Rania responds to their posts by answering their questions.
“I’m hoping that this will really become a channel of communication and hopefully one of many between East and West, because I really think that our world is very much in dire need of that,” the Queen told BBC in an interview last year.
Joining her in this campaign is Arab/American stand-up comedian…
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