|Hatem Ben Salem
February 8, 1956 |
Hatem Ben Salem is a Tunisian politician. He was the Minister of Education under former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Hatem Ben Salem was born on February 8, 1956. He received a PhD in Law from the University of Paris and the agrégation from the University of Tunis.
From 1996 to 2000, he was the Tunisian Ambassador to Senegal, then Guinea, Gambia, Cap Vert, Turkey, and then to the United Nations in Geneva.
He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London and the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg. He has taught at Lund University in Sweden and the University of Graz in Austria. In 2008, he was appointed as Minister of Agriculture, until he was deposed in the aftermath of the 2010–2011 Tunisian protests.