Democracy Round Table with President Obama

Posted by Omezzine Khelifa
I am extremely grateful to be a part of the exclusive group of Obama Leaders who participated in a round table discussion with President Barack Obama, moderated by Ben Rhodes in Berlin. I feel humbled yet incredibly invigorated to carry forward our shared mission of preserving universal values and enhancing democratic institutions across Europe and around the world. President Obama and the Obama Foundation “are committed to supporting the next generation of leaders who will fight extremism, advocate for human rights,

2023, a diplomatic winter?

Posted by Omezzine Khelifa
A year marked by the return of warfare on European soil has cast doubt on the ability ofworld leaders to prevent global instability and growing inequalities.In the presence of blatant violations of international laws, it is all too easy to call attention tothe fiasco of peacemaking institutions. Yet the shortcomings of diplomacy demand a radicalsystem change, bringing forth reforms that align the various vested interests.However, this configuration does not seem to be shared by today’s world

10 years ago, we started our Revolution…

Posted by Omezzine Khelifa
December 17, 2010, is when democracy in Tunisia and in North Africa began. Far from a celebration, I see this day as a commemoration for people who lost their lives to free us Tunisians here and abroad. Ten years later, the struggle for jobs, freedom, and dignity for all is ongoing. Many Tunisians have the feeling that the revolution failed them. But I don’t. I just realize how hard it is to deconstruct decades of authoritarianism

Lina Ben Mhenni

Posted by Omezzine Khelifa
On January 27th, 2020 I lost a friend and my country lost an icon. Lina was one of the bravest and freest women I have ever met. To me, she was our Tunisian David and for years she fought the Goliath of Ben Ali’s dictatorship. Everyone in Tunisia knows Lina’s bravery and her indefatigable fight for justice and human rights. These past years and at the height of her illness, she kept joining marches and