World affairs talk set for Rockland

Jan 04, 2013

Rockland — On Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Rockland Library, Maureen O’Keefe will give a talk titled: The King & I: I Taught Him How to Serve.

The talk is co-sponsored with Camden Conference community events.

When her husband started his first USAID posting in Jordan in 1980, O’Keefe had no idea that within weeks she would be whisked off to the palace in a royal Mercedes for an astonishing experience as King Hussein’s personal tennis coach. She taught him at his Amman palace as well as his weekend palace at Aqaba. She organized doubles games with his friends — other heads of state. She also became the first national tennis coach for the Jordanian Tennis Federation, and developed a team which traveled to several Arab countries for competitions.

Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made with 48 hours notice. Please call the Library at 594-0310.

This event is co-sponsored by the Camden Conference Community Events Series in anticipation of the 26th Annual Camden Conference: The Middle East: What Next?, Feb. 22-24.

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