Past eventResearch Event

Is Tunisia Well Understood?

5 July 2010 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Chatham House, London


Oussama Romdhani, Minister of Communication, Tunisia
Chair: Dr Claire Spencer, Head, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House



The degree of prosperity, progress, and stability achieved by Tunisia, despite its limited natural resources, is impressive by all standards. The country's accomplishments are widely appreciated, regionally and internationally. Some analysts do, however, raise questions about the political process and the state of the media in the country.

The speaker will argue that there may be a lack of awareness of the challenges that Tunisia faces in pursuit of the values of modernity and moderation. He will argue that it is important to look at Tunisia on its own terms and acknowledge the interconnected nature of the political, social, economic and cultural processes in the country.

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.