Jordan's King Abdullah to speak

King Abdullah II, the reigning monarch of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, will deliver a policy address at Princeton University at noon Friday, Feb. 29, sponsored by Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The event will take place in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, and is free and open to the public.

King Abdullah will address the future of Arab-American relations in the context of the Middle East's current challenges, particularly how to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, which Jordan views as the most significant issue facing the region.

Tickets for the event are available to members of the University community on a first-come, first-served basis starting at noon Tuesday, Feb. 19, and continuing while supplies last through Wednesday, Feb. 27, during normal business hours at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office. A Princeton University ID is required to receive a ticket, and up to two tickets will be allotted per PUID.

Tickets also will be available to members of the public at the Richardson box office from noon to 2 p.m. on Feb. 27 until supplies last. Two tickets will be allotted per person, and all individuals must bring a photo ID to receive a ticket.

All ticket holders also will be required to bring their photo ID to gain entry to the event. For security reasons, no umbrellas, cameras or backpacks will be allowed inside the venue.

The Woodrow Wilson School will host a live video simulcast of the event in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall; the simulcast is open to the general public and does not require a ticket. This event also will be webcast live. 

Representatives of the news media interested in covering King Abdullah's speech should contact Steven Barnes in the Woodrow Wilson School 's Office of External Affairs for credentials at, or at (609) 258-5988, no later than noon Wednesday, Feb. 27. For security and accreditation purposes, journalists must list each member of the news organization requesting to attend.

For more information, contact the school's Office of External Affairs at, or at (609) 258-2943.