As most people already know, Queen Ranai of Jordan won the YouTube Visionary Award for her channel on YouTube. Here's her awesome acceptance speech a la Letterman style. It's really funny.
I love how many members of the royal family of Jordan have such a great sense of humor. I remember a talk by Prince Abdullah at a conference I once attended and he opened with the line, "We find ourselves between Iraq and a hard place." ;-)
Jordan is quickly becoming one of my favorite countries and I can't wait to go back. My visit with Princess Rym when I was there was really inspiring and her work in promoting journalism and film are important and inspiring. I think the openness and the skill with which the leaders communicate with the rest of the world goes a long way in dispelling some of the unreasonable stereotypes that the West has about the Arab world.
Congratulations Queen Rania and Jordan!