|Prime Minister Saad Hariri|
Name Adnan Hussein
|Education Lebanese University|
Alma mater Lebanese University
|Born 27 February 1954 (age 61) Zkak Al Blat (1954-02-27)|
Political party none (Independent)
Adnan Sayyed Hussein (born 27 February 1954) is a Lebanese political scientist, academic and politician who served as minister of state for social affairs in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Saad Hariri. He is a close ally of Lebanese President Michel Suleiman.
Early life and education
Hussein was born in Zkak Al Blat on 27 February 1954. He holds a PhD in political science, which he received from Lebanese University in 1989.
Hussein began his teaching career at Lebanese University in 1990. He also taught at the command college of the Lebanese Armed Forces. He served as minister of state for social affairs from 9 November 2009 to January 2011. He was one of five ministers appointed by President Michel Suleiman. In addition, Hussein was one of the independent and Shia members of the cabinet. His resignation from office led to the toppling of Saad Hariri's cabinet, since ten ministers, who were the members of 8 March alliance, had resigned before. They resigned due to their objections to the UN investigation into the 2005 assassination of Rafik Hariri.
In October 2011, Hussein was made the president of Lebanese University which caused criticisms due to his limited qualifications for being a university president because he does not know any other language than his native Arabic.
Hussein is married and has two children.