Hanya Salah is the Deputy Director at the Columbia Global Centers | Amman. She joined the Center in August 2010. She is responsible for overseeing and managing the Programs Department at the Center and supporting the Director in a number of initiatives. Prior to joining the Center, Hanya was the Director of the Children’s Museum in Jordan and was responsible for implementing and coordinating the final phase of the museum’s development and launch, as well as managing its overall activities. Hanya also directed the Ali Jabri Human Heritage Foundation, where she curated and oversaw the opening of the Foundation’s inaugural exhibition and managed the Foundation’s daily operation. Prior to that, Hanya worked for over 10 years at UNICEF and the United Nations in New York in different capacities.
Hanya received her B.A. in Art History from Williams College and studied for her M.A. in Near Eastern Studies and Museum Studies at New York University.