23rd Commencement

History of Commencements

500

Graduates since 1999

  • FirstCommencement 

Keynote speaker: Jérôme Binde, Director of UNESCO's Analysis and Forecasting Office. 

Number of graduates:172 students graduated (85 undergraduates and 87 graduates).  

 

  • Second Commencement 

Keynote speaker:Hilary Rodham Clinton, then-First Lady of the United States. 

Number of graduates: 110 students graduated (93 undergraduates and 17 graduates)  

ThirdCommencement 

Keynote speaker: Seddik Belyamani, Executive Vice President for Sales at The Boeing Company. 

Number of graduates:188 students graduated (152 undergraduates and 36 graduates).  

FourthCommencement 

Keynote speaker:André Azoulay, Advisor to His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco. 

Number of graduates:177 students graduated (130 and 47 graduates).  

Fifth Commencement 

Keynote speaker:Sir David Walker, Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley. 

Number of graduates:177 students graduated (122 undergraduates and 55 graduates).  

 

Sixth Commencement 

Keynote speaker:Alain Dutheil, Corporate Vice President of STMicroelectronics. 

Number of graduates:129 students graduated (87 undergraduates and 42 graduates).  

 

Seventh Commencement 

Keynote speaker: Felipe González Márquez, former Prime Minister of Spain. 

Number of graduates:195 students graduated (157 and 38 graduates). 

Eighth Commencement 

Keynote speaker: Zoulikha Nasri, Counselor to His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco. 

Number of graduates:215 students graduated (184 undergraduates and 31 graduates). 

Ninth Commencement 

Keynote speaker: Driss Jettou, then-Prime Minister of Morocco. 

Number of graduates:258 students graduated (214 undergraduates and 44 graduates). 

Tenth Commencement 

Keynote speaker: Gad El Maleh. French-Moroccan stand-up comedian and actor. 

Number of graduates: 215 students graduated (148 undergraduates and 67 graduates). 

Eleventh Commencement 

Keynote speaker: Bruce McWilliams, Chairman and CEO of Tessera Technologies. 

Number of graduates: 186 students graduated (138 undergraduates and 48 graduates). 

Twelfth Commencement 

Keynote speaker: Ahmed Reda Chami, then-Minister of Industry, Trade, and New Technologies. 

Number of graduates: 183 students graduated (132 undergraduates and 51 graduates). 

Thirteenth Commencement 

Keynote speaker: Steven Knapp, President of The George Washington University. 

Number of graduates: 254 students graduated (193 undergraduates and 61 graduates). 

Fourteenth Commencement 

Keynote speaker: Buzz Aldrin, NASA Astronaut and second person to walk on the Moon. 

Number of graduates: 282 students graduated (210 undergraduates and 72 graduates). 

Fifteenth Commencement 

Keynote speaker: SaidTaghmaoui, Moroccan-Frenchactor and Screenwriter.  

Number of graduates:  (323 students graduated (257 undergraduates and 66 graduates). 

Sixteenth Commencement 

Keynote speaker:  William Gaston Caperton III, former Governor of West Virginia and current member of the Al Akhawayn Board of Trustees 

Number of graduates:  330 students graduated (256 undergraduates and 74 graduates) 

Seventeenth Commencement 

Keynote speaker: Nabil Ayouch, Moroccan Film Director  

Number of graduates: 317 students graduated (253 undergraduates and 64 graduates) 

Eighteenth Commencement 

Keynote speaker:  Larry R. Faulkner, President Emiritus, University of Texas at Austin 

Number of graduates:277 students graduated (247 undergraduates and 30 graduates) 

Nineteenth Commencement 

Keynote speaker:  Ms Nawal El Moutawakel, Vice-President of the IAAF Athletes’ Commission 

Number of graduates: 320 students graduated (269 undergraduates and 50 graduates) 

Twentieth Commencement 

Keynote Speaker : John Quelch, a Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, 

Number of graduates: 409 students graduated (342 undergraduates and 67 graduates) 

Twenty first Commencement  

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Mohammed Rherras, Minister in charge of Vocational Training, Ministry of Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research. 

Number of graduates: 461 students graduated (400 undergraduates and 61 graduates) 

Twenty second Commencement  

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Said Amzazi, Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research. 

Number of graduates: 453 students graduated (388 undergraduates and 65 graduates)