Minister of Expatriates, Government of Syria
Buthaina Sha’ban is Minister of Expatriates in Syria, and writer and professor at Damascus University since 1985. Before assuming her current ministerial position. Sha’ban was Director of the Press Office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Syria. Sha’ban received her Ph.D. in English Literature from Warwick University in England in 1982. She joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an advisor in 1988. Since then, she has represented Syria as a spokeswoman on an international level. Dr. Sha’ban has published four books, and contributed to many others.