Democracy in Tunisia: Challenges and Opportunities
Hamza Meddeb, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Rory McCarthy, Fellow by Examination, Oriental Studies, University of Oxford
Chair: Charles Tripp, Professor Emeritus of Politics, SOAS University of London
As Tunisia looks to build upon the progress it has made since the Arab Uprisings of 2011, it must confront a number of pressing political and economic challenges. This roundtable will explore the political and socio-economic reforms required in Tunisia, as well as the ongoing protest movements and the role they play in shaping the country's political agenda. The speakers will also discuss the implications of new controversial laws such as the Reconciliation Law for Tunisia's relatively new democracy, and prospects for success going forward.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.
The Chatham House Rule
To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.