A king comes to campus

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, UC Berkeley May 14, 2014

King Abdullah II of Jordan (Photo by Kevin Ho Nguyen)

It’s not every day that a king comes to campus, but Tuesday was that day: His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein of Jordan visited International House as part of a discussion on entrepreneurship and technology ecosystems, startups and innovation in Jordan and the Middle East.

Other speakers at the invitation-only event included H.E. Marwan Juma, Jordan’s former minister of information and communications technology; Jawad Abbassi, chairman of the Information and Communications Technology Association of Jordan; Mike Cassidy, project leader for GoogleX Project Loon; David Pastewka, founder and CEO of Twindom; and Fida Taher, founder and CEO of Zaytouneh.

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