Hatem Ben Salem

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Hatem Ben Salem
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Born (1956-02-08) February 8, 1956 (age 61)

Hatem Ben Salem is a Tunisian politician. He was the Minister of Education under former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.[1][2][3]


Hatem Ben Salem was born on February 8, 1956.[2] He received a PhD in Law from the University of Paris and the agrégation from the University of Tunis.[2]

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.[2][3]

He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London and the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg.[2][3] He has taught at Lund University in Sweden and the University of Graz in Austria.[2][3] In 2008, he was appointed as Minister of Education, until he was deposed in the aftermath of the 2010–2011 Tunisian protests.[2]