Political Career Dr. Badran was appointed first Secretary General of the country’s Higher Council for Science and Technology. The Hon. Dr. Adnan Badran also served as agriculture minister and education minister before he became president of the Arab Academy of Sciences at the Philadelphia University of Jordan. Dr. Badran also held the position of deputy director of UNESCO from 1992 to 1998. In 2005 Dr. Badran was appointed Prime Minister, and also became defense minister. Currently Dr. Badran serves as the president of Petra university.