Panel “Tunisia is the way” | Fri 18 December 2015 | Commemorating the five-year anniversary of the Arab Spring in Tunisia
On Friday 18 December 2015 LUCIS will organize a panel commemorating the five-year anniversary of the Arab Spring in Tunisia. Venue: Lipsius 011. Time:15.15-17.00 hrs.
On 18 December 2010 Mohammed Bouazizi expressed his frustration with the lack of perspective in Tunisian society by setting fire to himself. His tragic suicide set in motion what became known as the Arab Spring. Five years later Tunisia’s turbulent path towards building a democracy is considered to be a rare success story in the Middle East, with the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the National Dialogue Quartet, the most visible proof thereof.
But is this so?
On Friday 18 December 2015 LUCIS will organize a panel discussion commemorating the five-year anniversary of the Arab Spring in Tunisia.
The panel will look into this question by analyzing the current state of affairs in Tunisia. What are today’s achievements and challenges? Will the democratic government be able to survive the destabilizing effects of terrorism and the economic upheaval? To what extent is the Tunisian case unique in the Middle East? The panel debate will be opened by his Excellency the Ambassador of Tunisia Karim Ben Bécher.
The panel will consist of academics and representatives of the National Dialogue Quartet.
Faïrouz ben Salah