King Abdullah II

King Abdullah II of Jordan (Photo by Kevin Ho Nguyen)

Its not every day that a king comes to campus, but Tuesday was that day: His Majesty King Abdullah IIibn Al Hussein of Jordan visited International House as part of a discussion on entrepreneurship and technology ecosystems, startups and innovation in Jordan and the Middle East.

Other speakers at the invitation-only event included H.E. Marwan Juma, Jordans former minister of information and communications technology; Jawad Abbassi, chairman of the Information and Communications TechnologyAssociation ofJordan; Mike Cassidy, project leader for GoogleX Project Loon; David Pastewka, founder and CEO of Twindom; and Fida Taher, founder and CEO of Zaytouneh.