1935 - Born 15th of December in Jerash, Jordan.
He received his MS and Ph.D degrees from Michigan State University.
1966-1986 - Professor biology at several universities in Jordan.
1987 - Appointed first Secretary General of the country's Higher Council for Science and Technology.
1990 - President of the Arab Academy of Sciences and the Philadelphia University of Jordan.
1992-1998 - Deputy director of UNESCO.
2005 - Appointed as Prime Minister by King Abdullah II as part of a new government.
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