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Hicham Alaoui Featured Speaker at Kageyama-Hunt Lecture Series

The 2019 edition of the Kageyama-Hunt Lecture Series featured speaker Hicham Alaoui, the son of the late Prince Moulay Abdallah, son of King Mohammed V of Morocco.

Mr. Alaoui, who was born and raised in Rabat, the capital of Morocco, studied at both Princeton and Stanford, and he has actively created, worked for, and promoted institutes and programs that foster better understanding in Middle Eastern politics, climate change, and human rights and social issues.
 
As a scholar, Mr. Alaoui has had pieces published in numerous journals and newspapers in western Europe and the Middle East. As a public policy advocate, Mr. Alaoui has worked for the United Nations in Kosovo, for the Carter Center as an international observer for elections in Palestine on two occasions, and in Nigeria in this capacity as well.
 
In the entrepreneurial realm, Mr. Alaoui’s company Al Tayyar Energy has developed projects on three continents that produce clean energy at competitive prices. He also has produced an award-winning documentary on democratization and dictatorship, “A Whisper to a Roar,” in collaboration with his own foundation and director Ben Moses.
 
Mr. Alaoui’s speech focused on ethical choices, courage, and transitional moments in a talk he entitled: “Between Conscience and Education: A Life of Dissent.” You can hear his entire speech in the video above.
 
The Kageyama-Hunt Lecture Series, established in 2012 by Belmont Hill parents Bill Hunt and Yuko Kageyama-Hunt, brings speakers to campus who model global citizenship and can inspire generations of Belmont Hill boys to embrace the challenges and opportunities of an interconnected world.
 
 
 
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