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Jordan and the challenges of the Middle-East

His Excellency Mr Mazen Homoud

Thursday 21st April 2016

Martin Hall, New College, Mound Place

5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.


His Excellency Mr Mazen Homoud, Jordanian ambassador to the UK  will give a lecture: `Jordan and the challenges of the Middle- East.’ This will be followed by responses from Mr Tom Murray, Chairman, Mercy Corps, Europe and Dr Joshua Ralston, Lecturer in Muslim-Christian Relations, New College, Edinburgh University.

A drinks reception, in Rainy Hall, will follow the lecture.


About His Excellency Mr Mazen Homoud

Before entering the Foreign Service in 1986, the Ambassador completed two years army conscription. His first posting was at Jordan's Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. He was then seconded to the Royal Hashemite Court where he was Deputy Chief of Royal Protocol until December 1999. Between 2000 and 2007, the Ambassador became involved with economic sectors of the government. He was Deputy CEO of the Jordan Investment Board and General Manager of the Jordan Tourism Board. In 2007 he took up the position of CEO of a major public shareholding comapny in the real estate develpment field in the port city of Aqaba.

The Ambassador carries several decorations: The Grand Cordon of the Order of Independence (Jordan); Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau (Netherlands); Officer of the National Order of Merit (France); Knight of the Grand Cross (Austria); Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor (France).

Born in 1962, he received school education in several cities such as New Delhi, Baghdad, Cairo and Moscow. He later attended boarding school at Dover College and Greylands College in the Isle of Wight. He graduated Political Science and Sociology from the University of the North Alabama in 1984 and completed Senior Executive Education frm Harvard Business School in 2003, and is a 2004 Eisenhower Fellow.

The Ambassador is married to Alia Mohammad Armouti since 1988, and together they are blessed with a son and daughter.



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