LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.; LECTURE 12:00 p.m.
Previously, Al-Hamad was Kuwaits Minister of Finance and Planning from 1981-1983, during which time he chaired the World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings. During his years of service, Al-Hamad has earned a reputation for working tirelessly to promote economic and social development in the Arab World and in Asia and Africa. From 1972-1981, he was the Director General of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, where he dedicated himself to mobilizing resources for development in Arab, Asian, and African countries.
Al-Hamad served on the CMC Board of Trustees from 1980-1987. He has also served on advisory boards of the University of Chicago, Princeton University, the American University of Beirut, and the Thailand Development Research Institute, among others board memberships. Al-Hamad is a member of the Higher Council of Education for the State of Kuwait, and he is a trustee and board member of several international development organizations. Al-Hamad was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 2009, and he delivered the Commencement remarks at AUB in 2002. He has also played a role on a number of United Nations commissions and advisory groups. Since 1995, Al-Hamad has been a Trustee of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, an independent think tank based in the UK, and the International Crisis Group. He is a member of the International Finance Corporation Advisory Group of the World Bank.
Abdlatif Al-Hamad graduated from CMC in 1960 with a B.A. in international affairs. He studied in the International Affairs Program at Harvard Universitys Graduate School of Arts and Sciences from 1960-1962.
This luncheon presentation is sponsored by the Presidents Leaders Forum. During the program, Al-Hamad will receive an Honorary Degree from Claremont McKenna College.