American University of Beirut

HE Leila A. Sharaf

A trustee emeritus since 2010, trustee since 1981, and an AUB graduate (BA ’59, MA Arab literature ’65), Sharaf is the widow of former Jordanian Prime Minister, HE Abdul Hamid Sharaf. She has served as a senator and as a former minister of information in Jordan. Sharaf is is the chair of the Board of Trustees of Philadelphia University in Jordan and of the Palestine International Institute. She serves on several boards, including the International Academy Schools (Amman); the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (where she served as former president), the King Hussein Foundation and the Noor Al-Hussein Foundation, the Arab Institute for Human Rights (Tunisia), the Center for Arab Unity Studies (Beirut), and the United Nations University (Costa Rica). She is a member of the World Affairs Council (Amman) and a former vice president of the Higher National Committee of the Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts.

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