May 19, 2010
Vol. 25 , No. 11
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Honorary Degree Presentation and Remarks
His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Mohammed Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah ’78 P’10
MONDAY, MAY 3, 2010
LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m., HONORARY DEGREE CEREMONY 12:00 NOON
His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Mohammed Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah ’78 P’10 is the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Kuwait. He was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2003, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2005. Prior to these positions, HE Sheikh Dr. Mohammed Al-Sabah was the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs from 2001-2003, and he served as the Ambassador of Kuwait to the United States from 1993-2001.
Sheikh Dr. Mohammed Al Sabah will be presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws by the CMC Board of Trustees, President Pamela B. Gann, and Vice President and Dean of the Faculty Gregory D. Hess. The honorary degree was unanimously approved by the CMC Board of Trustees and the Faculty for his contributions and achievements in public service, and for promoting mutual cooperation and dialogue.
In addition to his senior governmental positions, HE Sheikh Dr. Mohammed Al-Sabah has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development since 2003. The Kuwait Fund, founded in 1961, has more than $15 billion in total assets, and the object of the Fund is to assist Arab and other developing countries in developing their economies. He was a founding member of the Kuwait America Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based charitable organization. Its mission is to express gratitude for American sacrifice and strengthen ties among the peoples of the two countries.
HE Sheikh Dr. Mohammed Al-Sabah graduated from CMC in 1978 with a B.A. in Economics (cum laude). He earned a M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard in 1985. He is the father of Duaij Mohammed Al-Sabah, who will graduate in May, 2010.