In 1999, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak received an honorary doctorate of laws from GW. During his visit to Washington, it was his only public appearance.
Mubarak had been president for only 18 years at the time. Then GW president Joel Trachtenberg praised him for he peacekeeping efforts.
“You, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, addressed destiny as one of the pre-eminent figures in the contemporary story of the Arab Republic of Egypt, a role that history gave you and that you filled with compassion, courage and grace.”
Well, he’ll certainly be in the history books.
h/t GW Hatchet