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  • 03 - Mar
  • 2024

Student Delegation from Georgetown University Visits UJ

​A student delegation from Georgetown University in the United States commenced its educational visit to Jordan with a stopover at the University of Jordan (UJ).

The delegation, accompanied by Prof. Yahya Al-Hindi, Prof. Ryan Craig, and Reverend Matthew Crane from Georgetown University, is part of an educational program that explores the experiences of interfaith coexistence throughout history and in the present time. During their visit, they gained insights into Jordan's unique model of unity, tolerance, and shared living between Muslims and Christians, viewed through an academic lens.

The delegation met with UJ President, Prof. Nathir Obeidat, in the presence of vice presidents, deans of the School of Sharia, Prince Hussein Bin Abdullah II School of International Studies, the director of the International Affairs Unit, and several local students.

During the meeting, Obeidat welcomed them, emphasizing the university's vision to promote the concept of diversity as an asset and a bridge towards development in various fields, regardless of linguistic, religious, or ethnic differences.

Furthermore, Obeidat highlighted the university's commitment to the principles of Amman message, as initiated by His Majesty King Abdullah II. He stressed that it is normal for everyone to enjoy equal rights, encouraging the visiting students to maintain communication with their peers at the University of Jordan.

Expressing their immense joy, the students and their professors considered the visit to UJ a unique opportunity to comprehend Jordan's model of interfaith coexistence and tolerance as a way of life. They discussed how different religions interact harmoniously in Jordan, fostering mutual understanding and constructive dialogue, ultimately reflecting mutual respect among various religious communities.

The visit program included several discussion sessions, including a session with Prof. Alaa Al-Din Adawi, Chairman of the Department of Religious Foundations at the School of Sharia, who delved into the role of Islam in contemporary societies. Additionally, Prof. Hassan Al-Momani, Dean of the Prince Hussein Bin Abdullah II School of International Studies, shed light on political issues related to the peace process and the aggression against Gaza.

In a joint discussion session, the delegation exchanged views with Al-Momani, Adawi, and Prof. Abdulrahman Al-Kilani, Dean of the School of Sharia, on various issues. The delegation also took a tour of the university campus, including the Center for Documents, Manuscripts and Levant Studies, and the Heritage and Archaeology Museums.