Famous International Students

World leaders

The following is a list of world leaders (present and past) who have attended school in the USA.

Austria Georg Reisch, Executive Secretary, European Free Trade Association
Argentina Raul Ricardo Alfonsin, President
Guido Di Tella, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Bangladesh Salma Khan, Divisional Chief, Women's Affairs, Ministry of Planning
Bolivia Sanchez de Lozada Bustamante, President
Jorge Quiroga Ramirez, Vice President
Belgium Francois-Xavier De Donnea, Mayor of Brussels
Canada Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Prime Minister
Egypt Boutros Boutros-Ghali, UN Secretary-General
El Salvador Francisco Flores, President
Germany Ernst Carl Julius Albrecht, Prime Minister
Ghana Kofi Annan, UN Secretary-General
Greece Adamantios Androutsopoulos, Prime Minister
Indonesia Juwono Sudarsono, Minister of Defense
Yahya Muhaimin, Minister of National Education
Israel Ehud Barak, Prime Minister
Jordan Abdullah Bin Al-Hussein, King
Korea Kang Young Hoon, Prime Minister
Malaysia Mahathir bin Mohammed, Prime Minister
Mexico Vicente Fox, President
Carlos Salinas de Gortari, President
Herminio Blanco Mendoza, Secretary of Commerce/ Industrial Dev.
Monaco Prince Albert
Nepal Birendra Bir Birkram Shah Dev, King
Nicaragua Antonio Lacayo Oyanguren, Minister of Presidency
Pakistan Benazir Bhutto, President

Alejandro Toledo, President

Alberto Fujimori, President


Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President

Fidel Ramos, President
Corazon Cojuangco Aquino, President

Singapore Goh Chok Tong, Prime Minister
Spain Javier Solana, NATO Secretary-General
Taiwan John Chang, Vice Premier
Lee Teng-hui, President
Chen Li-An, Minister of National Defense
Lien Chan, Vice President
Turkey Suleyman Demirel, President
Zimbabwe Canaan Sodindo Banana, President

Nobel laureates

The University of Chicago can claim 73 recipients of the Nobel Prize amongst its past and present faculty members, students, and researchers. Harvard University has had 38 Nobel laureates as members of its faculty and can also claim three graduates who have received Nobel prizes. The University of California at Berkeley has had 17 Nobel laureates serve as researchers or professors. Numerous other American schools can also boast about Nobel prize winners who have either taught or studied there.

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