Tunisia in Transition: Challenges and Prospects

Thursday April 27, 2017

Featuring:

Amine Ghali
Program Director,
Al Kawakibi Democracy Transition Center, Tunis

Leila Hilal
Senior Fellow, International Security Program
New America

Chawki Tabib
President,
Tunisia’s National Authority for the Fight Against Corruption

Sarah Yerkes
Fellow, Middle East Program,
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Background

Tunisa, the birthplace of the “Arab Spring” uprisings of 2011, stands today as the only country undertaking a democratic transition. But despite the historic progress, daunting challenges remain, including confronting corruption, bolstering the economy, and reforming the justice sector.

What are the most important steps in confronting these challenges? And what role can international actors, including the United States, play in supporting Tunisia’s fragile democracy?