Princess Dana Firas is to join the stellar line-up of speakers at next month’s ICNT in Bermuda. President of the Petra National Trust, Jordan’s oldest national non-governmental organisation in the field of heritage protection and preservation, she has been working for more than two decades to promote cultural heritage preservation, education and sustainable development in various capacities in the private, public and civil society, both in Jordan and in the United States.
Princess Dana has also worked in the office of Queen Noor on projects to promote sustainable development, peace and human rights. She participated in the establishment of a number of non-governmental organisations, in Jordan and internationally, to promote heritage preservation and environmental protection.
The Princess holds a BA degree from Boston University in economics and international relations, an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an MPA from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government focused on sustainable development and environmental policy, where she was a Fulbright Scholar. She has authored a number of articles and papers on a range of topics including the environment, tourism and archaeological heritage management and security. Princess Dana is married to Prince Firas bin Raad, first cousin of the King Abdullah of Jordan.