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Who Is Amal Alamuddin?

Who Is Amal Alamuddin? 2

So who, you are asking, is Amal Alamuddin the Beirut-born fiancee of movie star George Clooney?

She is clearly beautiful, every picture tells us that, but she is also rich and clever.  And well connected.

Leaving a war torn Beirut when she was two, she was brought to Britain by her parents.  Her mother Baria, 66, lives there and is reportedly an Elizabeth Taylor lookalike.  Baria has appeared on television frequently commentating on Mid-East affairs and her grandmother was said to be the first woman graduate of the American University in Beirut.

Her father Ramzi,  an ex-vice president of the university, returned to Lebanon in 1991 while Amal studied at Oxford University followed by New York University Law School where she specialized in international law and human rights.

She has written book chapters and articles on international criminal law and in 2011, she started handled legal work for infamous WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his fight against extradition to Sweden on rape charges.

Given her international pedigree she is also  fluent in French and Arabic and is advising Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary General, on Syria.

Read more about Amal Alamuddin at the Telegraph.

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