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Wednesday's Connector: Queen Noor of Jordan

June 11th, 2010
12:59 PM ET

Queen Noor of Jordan fulfilled the dreams of many young women around the world - she grew up and married a king.

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Also known by her birth name, Lisa Najeeb Halaby, became Queen Noor when she married the late King Hussein of Jordan.

Born in Washington D.C. her father, Najeeb Halaby, was a high ranking government official and served as the deputy assistant secretary of defence under the Truman administration. He was also appointed by John F. Kennedy to be the head of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Queen Noor was raised in the Washington D.C. area and attended a number of prestigious schools before enrolling as a student at Princeton University.

After Noor graduated from Princeton, she worked at a number of design firms in both Australia and the U.S. and in 1977, while Noor was at a social function, she met King Hussein of Jordan.

The pair quickly became friends and in 1978 the couple married.

When Noor married King Hussein, she renounced her American citizenship and also converted to the Sunni Muslim religion.

Noor and Hussein had four children during the course of their marriage before the death of the king in 1999.

Today, Queen Noor still works tirelessly to promote the interests of Jordan abroad, but she has also taken responsiblity over a number of important causes.

Noor is currently the president of the United World Colleges movement and is also a strong advocate of the anti-nuclear weapons proliferation campaign, Global Zero. http://www.globalzero.org

The initiative was launched in December 2008 to promote the eradication of all nuclear weapons.

It has been applauded by many heads of states and the organization has even released a documentary entitled "Countdown to Global Zero."

Produced by Lawrence Bender, the film discusses the role nuclear weapons have played as well as the political situation surrounding the arms race.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently reviewed the film and gave it two thumbs up, according to Politico.

Here's your chance to send in your questions to Queen Noor of Jordan.

Do you want to know about her involvement in the Global Zero movement? Do you want to know her views on the situation in the Middle East?

Please leave your questions for Queen Noor below and be sure to tell us where you're writing from.