Gaber Asfour

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جابر عصفور
Gaber Asfour
Minister of Culture of Egypt
In office
17 June 2014[1] – 5 March 2015
In office
1 February 2011 – 9 February 2011
Preceded by Farouk Hosny
Succeeded by Abdel-Wahed El-Nabawi[2]
Personal details
Born (1944-03-25) 25 March 1944 (age 73)
El-Mahalla El-Kubra, Kingdom of Egypt
Nationality Egyptian
Political party National Democratic Party
Alma mater Cairo University

Gaber Ahmed Asfour (Arabic: جابر أحمد عصفور‎‎, IPA: [ˈɡæːbeɾ ʕɑsˤˈfuːɾ] (born 25 March 1944 in El-Mahalla El-Kubra, Egypt) is an Egyptian professor at Cairo University since 1966, who was appointed as the Minister of Culture on 1 February 2011.[3] He has published Countering Fanaticism, Times of the Novel and In Defense of the Enlightenment, among others.[4][5]

During the 2011 Egyptian protests he was appointed minister of culture. But he resigned after only one week in office, citing health problems as the reason for his resignation.[6]