Skip over navigation

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 California, Berkeley.

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."