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Alumnus takes place on the world stage

Jiayan (Julia) Qian
Habib Essid ('75, M.S. Agricultural Economics)

U of M alumnus Habib Essid ('75, M.S. Agricultural Economics) was appointed Prime Minister of Tunisia in January, following the country’s first free elections in fall 2014. He is currently setting up a coalition government, in the latest step in Tunisia’s transition to full democracy following a 2011 uprising.

Read the 2008 article in Minnesota Magazine about Essid’s role leading the International Olive Council, which represents countries producing the majority of olive products in the world.

Date Published: February 2015