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By Max Porter, Contributing News Editor • February 15, 2024

José Andrés lands on list of most notable commencement speakers

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This post was written by Hatchet reporter Cailley LaPara. 

The Class of 2014 may not have showered José Andrés with compliments when GW announced last week that he would be the Commencement speaker. But the city’s globally renowned chef was one of the most notable picks across the country, according to a post by Business Insider on Monday.

Andrés landed on the list alongside the country’s high office holders, actors, and other major public figures including President Barack Obama (who will speak at the University of California Irvine), Secretary of State John Kerry (Yale University), and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen (New York University).

Plus, many of the names on the list have already graced stages at GW. Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg (Harvard University and Williams Colleges) addressed GW graduates three years ago and International Monetary Fund leader Christine Lagarde (Smith College) spoke at GW this past fall.

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