Bouthaina Shaaban

Bouthaina Shaaban

Gender: Female

Nationality: Syria

Job Title: Politician

Bouthaina Shaaban is a Syrian Politician and the current political and media adviser to the President of Syria Bashar al Assad.

Bouthaina Shaaban joined the Baath party since she was 16, and is considered in a way 'the face' of the Syrian Regime. In light of the Syria Protests of 2011, Buthaina Shaaban was the one to announce the reforms in the hopes of containing the situation.

Bouthaina Shaaban was born in Homs , Syria , in 1953. She is married with two daughters and a son.

Bouthaina Shaaban received a Ph.D. in English Literature at Warwick University England in 1982.

Before becoming in 2008 the Media Adviser at the Presidency, she was the Minister of Expatriates from 2003 till 2008.

Bouthaina Shaaban also previously worked as Director of Foreign Media Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2002– 2003), Vice President of Arab Writers Union in Syria (1993– 2003), Interpreter for the Syrian President Hafez al-Assad (2000– 2005),Adviser for Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1988– 2002),Professor of Romantic Poetry, English Dept. Damascus University (1985-2002), Lecturer English Dept., Constantine University Algeria (1982- 1984).

Bouthaina Shaaban was nominated in 2005 for the “1000 Women for Noble Peace Prize”, and “ The Most Distinguished Woman in Governmental Position”, league of Arab States , Cairo , Egypt , April 27th 2005.

Bouthaina Shaaban also has many publications including Arab Women: In the Twentieth Century, (In Arabic), Dar Al-Mada in Damascus, Syria (2000) , A Hundred Years of Arab Women Novelists, (In Arabic) , Dar Al-Arab in Beirut , Lebanon (1999), Poetry and Politics: Shelly and the Chartist Poets, (In Arabic), Dar Tlas in Damascus , Syria (1993), Both Right and Left Handed: Arab Women Talk About Their Lives in English, The Women’s Press, London, 1988 and Indiana University Press, 1991.

Bouthaina Shaaban is also an editor, and write weekly columns in many newspapers including: Al-Sharq Newspaper, Qatar (in Arabic) 2006-Present, Champress website, Syria (in Arabic and English) 2006-Present, Asharq Al-Awsat Newspaper, London (in Arabic) 2003- Present, Al-Watan Newspaper, Oman (in Arabic) 2003- Present, Tishreeen Newspaper, Syria (in Arabic) 1993 - Present, The Daily Star Newspaper, Lebanon (in English) 2003- Present, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat English Newspaper, London (in English) 2005-Present, Al-Arab on Line website, London (in English) 2007-Present.

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