UPCOMING EVENT: Tunisia’s Transition: Successes, Obstacles, and the Role of the International Community

This event is cosponsored by the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) and the Emerging Democracies Institute (EDI).

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Tunisia has recently completed the historic milestone of approving a new constitution, representing a remarkable achievement of consensus-building in a difficult climate of political polarization. This important step has also been accompanied by an unprecedented peaceful transfer of power from the Ennahda-led government to a caretaker government. Despite this momentous progress, however, enormous challenges remain – both on the economic and political sides. At this critical juncture in Tunisia’s transition, what obstacles lie ahead in implementing and solidifying democratic rule? What role can the United States play in aiding Tunisia economically and politically? And what opportunities exist for the international community to cooperate with Tunisia to help it serve as a model for the rest of the Arab world? Join us as panelists from the United States and Tunisia discuss the prospects for Tunisia’s transition to democracy and international cooperation.

William Roebuck Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State

His Excellency M’hamed Ezzine Chelaifa Ambassador of the Tunisian Republic to the United States

Emna Jeblaoui Former Advisor to the President of the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly for Civil Society and Democratic Dialogue

Stephen McInerney Executive Director, Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED)

Moderator: Reuf Bajrovic President, Emerging Democracies Institute (EDI)

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