Jehan Sadat

Born in Upper Egypt in 1934, at age sixteen Jehan Sadat married Anwar Sadat, who later became president of Egypt. During the course of their thirty-two-year marriage, she earned a bachelor's degree in Arabic language as well as master's and Ph.D. degrees in literature from Cairo University. Dedicated to improving the status of women in Egypt, she established the Talla Society, which trains women in various handicrafts and pays the tuition of nearly one thousand secondary school and university students. The recipient of many public service awards, she has been a professor of international studies at the University of Maryland since 1993.


Resources for Teachers and Students

Reflections on Working Towards Peace