The Center for Strategic Studies was established, by a royal will, to be an academic unit at the University of Jordan, and to deal with study and research for national and regional strategic issues in the areas: political; security; economic and others.
Out of gratitude and loyalty to the King, and in recognition of the importance of the achievements made during his reign at all levels, the Center decided to establish an academic chair in the name of King Hussein for Jordanian and International Studies to shed light on his life and his path that led the country and its people to the heights of progress and development, based on insightful vision and leadership ability. It was characterized by a modern, creative spirit that touched national aspirations, national visions, and humanity.
King Hussein Al-Bani worked from the time he took office on May 2, 1953 until his death in 1999, to lay the foundations for building the modern Jordanian state within a civilized Arab renaissance project. As he completed, may God have mercy on him, the independence of Jordan, by Arabizing the Arab army, and establishing the pillars of the Jordanian state through an arduous journey of giving and giving that culminated in a human relationship that brought together the Jordanian people and the human father over decades of sacrifice and struggle, and years punctuated by storms that shook the region, but with his wisdom and leadership through In Jordan, for safety, and its people spared the evils and calamities that the peoples of the region have suffered.
His Majesty King Hussein bin Talal – may God have mercy on him – has focused since assuming power on building an economic, industrial, and knowledge infrastructure that has few counterparts, and he was a pioneer of the educational renaissance in Jordan, which culminated in the issuance of the Royal Decree on 2/9/1962 AD with the founding of the University of Jordan (the mother of universities Jordan), which paved the way for the educational renaissance in the following decades.
His Majesty also struggled throughout the years of his rule to establish peace in the Middle East, and defended Palestine: land; a case; As a people, he carried the cause to all international forums, affirming its justice and guaranteeing the rights of its people, and he fought for it in times of war and in times of peace, within the vision of a just and comprehensive peace.
King Hussein’s thought and approach to governance has turned into a political school for the Jordanian state under the leadership of King Abdullah II Ibn al-Hussein with his vision to transfer Jordan to the ranks of developed countries, which is a continuation of King Hussein’s built approach. The Center for Strategic Studies pins great hopes on the establishment of this chair as a national project that will contribute to shedding light with a scientific methodology on King Hussein’s career, the era of his rule, and his generous career.