|Leader of the Future Movement in the Parliament of Lebanon|
7 May 2018 – 21 May 2022
|Preceded by||Fouad Siniora|
|Minister of Education and Higher Learning|
11 July 2008 – 9 November 2009
|Prime Minister||Fouad Siniora|
|Preceded by||Khaled Kabbani|
|Succeeded by||Hassan Mneimneh|
|Member of the Lebanese Parliament|
23 August 1992 – 21 May 2022
|Constituency||Sidon (1992, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2009, 2018)|
|Born||23 June 1952|
|Political party||Future Movement|
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Early life and education
Hariri worked as a teacher upon graduation in Sidon and southern Lebanon until 1979. She then headed the Hariri Foundation in Sidon, founded by her brother Rafik Hariri in 1979. The foundation is a major educational and charitable institution.
In 1992, Hariri was elected as member of Parliament for the Sunni seat in Saida. She was reelected in 1996 and 2000 for the same seat. From July 2008 to November 2009 she was the minister of education.
She was again elected to Parliament in June 2009. She headed the Parliamentary commission for education and culture in the Lebanese Parliament, in addition to being member of the Parliamentary commission for foreign and immigration affairs. She is also a goodwill ambassador for UNESCO, and heads the Islamic Organization for Higher Education. She serves on the Advisory Council of World Links Arab Region.
Awards and distinctions
- Légion d'honneur (2003)
- The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, in recognition for the reconstruction of The Big Omary Mosque (1989)
- Lebanese Cedar Award, Lieutenant rank, in recognition for services in Social and Cultural fields (1989)
- The Golden Apple Award from the World Federation of Travel Journalists and Writers
- Honorary Doctorate from the American University of Science and Technology (2010)
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