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|Born||Thuraya Ibrahem AlArrayed|
June , 1948
|Spouse||Abdullah Essa AlDabaq|
Thuraya AlArrayed:(Arabic : ثريا العريض) is an Arabic language Saudi poet and writer she was born in 1948, and received a bachelor's degree from the College of Beirut, in 1966, and then an MBA from American University of Beirut in 1969 and PhD from the University of North Carolina, United States General in 1975.
Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. No recent population census has been conducted, but 2007 estimates ranged from slightly more than 1 million to 2.2 million as part of Greater Beirut. Located on a peninsula at the midpoint of Lebanon's Mediterranean coast, Beirut is the country's largest and main seaport.
The American University (AU or American) is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Its main campus spans 90 acres near Ward Circle, a residential area in the northwest of the District. AU was chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1893 at the urging of Methodist bishop John Fletcher Hurst, who sought to create an institution that would promote public service, internationalism, and pragmatic idealism. AU broke ground in 1902, opened in 1914, and admitted its first undergraduates in 1925. Although affiliated with the United Methodist Church, religious affiliation is not a criterion for admission.
Worked in several areas, including the Ministry of Education in Bahrain between 1967 and 1969 and joined the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco) is the largest oil company in the world year in 1980 and ceased to day and works as a consultant for planning.[ citation needed ]
Dr. Thuraya Al Arrayed is a well-known Arab thought leader and journalist whose regular columns tackling current and controversial issues are read by a broad readership of Saudi and Arabic newspapers. She is also a frequent guest on both Arab and international radio and television programs dealing with cultural, social, educational and literary issues. She participates in a proliferation of national, regional and international forums and conferences regarding issues of importance to the Arab world. An active advisor to NGO�s in Saudi Arabia and the Arab region, she works in Saudi Aramco as a planning advisor. She is member of the Research and Advisory Group Saudi Aramco Affairs, and the Advisory Team of the Arab Thought Foundation as well as several other influential organizations. The recipient of numerous scholastic and academic awards, Ms. Arrayed received her BA from BCW Beirut College for Women, MA in Educational Administration from AUB the American University of Beirut and PhD in Ed. Planning and Administration from UNC University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She lives in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
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