Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani '66 & Ambassador Wajih Sirri Al Kaylani '55
Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani (BA '66, MA '71 - Economics) & Ambassador Wajih Sirri Al Kaylani (BA '55 – Sociology)
Wajih and I have always known each other, as we are second cousins and our families are closely and warmly tied. But our decision to come together occurred at a beautiful moment on the occasion of my younger sister's engagement party. We were married for 41 years when my husband passed away, Rahmat Allah Aleyh, after a brief illness in London. We could have stayed married all our lives.
AUB meant a great deal to us. It was a key founding block on which we built our future and shared very successful careers at an Arab global level. The high academic standards made it easy for me to join Oxford University afterwards and now, after all these years, I am honored to build on that by joining Harvard as an Advanced Leadership Fellow for 2017.
The friendships we made whilst at the AUB were maintained throughout our lives. AUB will always be cherished in our hearts and within our family.