2010 Global Humanitarian - Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan
Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan visited Redmond on May 19th for the Microsoft CEO Summit and to receive an award for her work in human rights and education, Microsoft spokesman Lou Gellos said. At 11:30 a.m., she spoke at a reception for the announcement of her winning the 2010 James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award from The Tech Museum in San Jose, Calif. In a news release, The Tech Museum said Al Abdullah will be recognized "for her leadership, efforts in protecting humans rights around the world, and relentless campaigning for broader access to schools and higher quality education for children." "I am honored to be the recipient of the Global Humanitarian Award and to be recognized for work that I believe in so deeply," Queen Rania said. "In a world gripped by economic crisis, conflict and contagious disease, education can be a path to growth, a boost to public health and a stepping stone toward peace. It's the best investment we can make to help people lift themselves out of poverty."