Biography of Mrs. Mamdouha S. Bobst
Mamdouha S. Bobst was born in Lebanon. She graduated with a degree
in Arabic from the American University in Beirut, completed
post-graduate work at the University of Birmingham in England, and then
received a master’s degree in public health from the University of
She worked for the World Health Organization and
became the first woman and the youngest delegate to serve on Lebanon’s
mission to the United Nations. Later in life, she and her husband became
important supporters of health research and university centers both in
the United States and in Lebanon. Mrs. Bobst expressed high aspirations
for the Princeton center.
"It is my profound hope that the young people who study at the center and participate in its programs will lead the way," she urged the university, "whether as leaders in different parts of the world or as teachers and thinkers who bring new insights to age-old social and political problems."