Princess Basmah delivered an impassioned lecture yesterday at The Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs at Wellesley College, Massachusetts.
Before a captivated audience of some 50 students at the elite all-girls college, the Princess spoke in detail about The Fourth Way, her vision of how the world can overcome the serious problems in governance and security it currently faces.
Giving the students the benefit of her unique perspective on life and global affairs, Princess Basmah told them: “These revolutions have brought thorns, not fruits, and chaos, not security and equality as far as I can see.”
“It is not enough to simply ‘change’. It’s about intentions, it’s about the ethics with which governing is approached, it’s about innovation, and it’s about birth – not rebirth.”
She continued: “There are certain fundamentals of life that provide all of us with the dignity and composure to live life in peace. One needs four essential components globally: freedom, education, equality, and security.
“We need a convention, a bill of rights, covenant or other which provides a simple bedrock of these fundamentals that can then be tailored to the individual contexts for the finer details,” the Princess added.
The Princess finished the session by taking part in a lively Q&A sessions with the students, which allowed all present to explore the issues that were brought up during the lecture.