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Global Insights Presents Jordan

Malak Daas ’18, MBA
October 17, 2017

A parliamentary constitutional monarchy and home to Petra (one of the modern seven wonders), Jordan sits in the heart of the Middle East between Israel, Saudi Arabia and Syria. It has become a refuge for over 650,000 Syrians since 2011, thus becoming home to over 10.2 million including the recent immigrants.  University of Scranton graduate student Malak Daas ’18, MBA program, will present on the country and culture at the second fall Global Insights program on October 24, 2017, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in Brennan Hall, The Rose Room 5th floor. A light lunch featuring cuisine from the highlighted country will be served. Registration is required. Click here to register.

Born and raised in Amman, Jordan, Daas came to the US in December of 2016 after earning a bachelor’s degree in international business from Schiller International University in Germany. She is now pursuing her MBA and studies operations management and enterprise resource planning. She related how Jordan tends to be more liberal than other mainly Islamic states in the Middle East region. “I think we have more freedom than other countries in the Middle East. Women do not always have to wear the headscarf and are allowed to drive. People in the cities are more liberal-minded.” Daas holds a love for the queen of Jordan, Rania Al-Abdullah. “She is active in the environment and advocates for women’s education and all education.” The third of six siblings, Daas enjoys going to the Dead Sea to swim and be with friends.

This program is being offered by the Office of International Student and Scholar Services, the Cross Cultural Centers, Residence Life and the Office of Equity and Diversity. For more information, please contact Huey Shi Chew at hueyshi.chew@scranton.edu or 570-941-7575.

 

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