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An Evening with Ambassador Dina Kawar

Tue, Jun 11, 2024, 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Featuring: Dina Kawar, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United States of America
Location: IWP Main Campus

An Evening with Ambassador Dina Kawar

Moderated by

Ambassador Louise V. Oliver
Distinguished Research Professor, IWP


Ambassador Dina Kawar
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United States of America


Tuesday, June 11, 2024
5:00 – 7:30 PM EST

5:00 PM – Registration and Coffee
5:30 PM – Discussion/Lecture Begins
6:30 PM – Reception to Follow


The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036Commodore Barry Room – Marlatt MansionGetting to campus

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Photo of Dina Kawar, Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United States.

About the Speaker

Ambassador Dina Kawar was appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United States of America in June 2016.

Ambassador Kawar also served as the Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations from August 2014 to June 2016. She has led the Jordanian delegation during Jordan’s non-permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council in 2014 and 2015 and became the first Arab woman to preside over the body when Jordan took its rotation. In February 2016, she was appointed by the President of the General Assembly as a co-facilitator for the high-level meeting of the plenary of the General Assembly on the large movement of refugees and migrants to take place in September 2016.

Prior to her position in New York, Ambassador Dina Kawar served as the Ambassador of Jordan to France from 2001 to 2013, with concurrent accreditation to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and to the Holy See, since 2002.  She also served as non-resident Ambassador to Portugal from 2005 to 2013.

Ambassador Kawar was awarded the Order of the State Centennial by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan in 2022 as well as the Medal of Independence of the first degree in 2001. She also holds a number of decorations including the “Commandeur De La Legion d’ Honneur” from France, the “Medalha de D. Afonso Henriques” from Portugal and the “Insignes de Dame de Grand-Croix de l’Ordre de Saint Grégoire le Grand” from the Holy See.

Ambassador Kawar is member of International Group of Eminent Persons for a World without Nuclear Weapons (IGEP) which was initiated by Prime Minister Kishida Fumio of Japan. She is also member of the Board of Overseers at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

Ambassador Kawar holds a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University in New York City and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Mills College in Oakland, California. She also attended Harvard’s Center for International Affairs from 1986 to 1987.

She speaks Arabic, French and English.

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