Professor Safwan Masri examines the factors that contributed to Tunisia’s experience after the Arab Spring, focusing on the country’s history of reformism in the domains of education, religion and women’s rights.

23 November 2017

Speakers

Professor Safwan Masri, Executive Vice President, Global Centers and Global Development, Columbia University
Chair: Jon Marks, Chairman and Founder, Cross-border Information

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It has been six years since Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution: an event seen by most commentators as the beginning of the Arab Spring.

During the subsequent years, Tunisia’s fledgling democracy has passed a new, progressive constitution, held parliamentary elections and brought in the country’s first elected president, whereas many other post-Arab Spring countries across the region have experienced instability and conflict.

Professor Safwan Masri examines the factors that contributed to Tunisia’s experience after the Arab Spring, focusing on the country’s history of reformism in the domains of education, religion and women’s rights.

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