As Tunisia begins preparations for the 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections, the state of the democratic transition is mixed. Tunisia has made major gains in rights and freedoms since 2011. But amidst a poor economic picture, popular discontent, and political divisions and gridlock, the consolidation of liberal democracy is far from guaranteed.

To discuss the risks to Tunisia’s democracy, POMED’s Deputy Director for Research Amy Hawthorne moderated a conversation on March 12, 2019, with Youssef Cherif, head of Columbia Global Centers: Tunis; Omezzine Khélifa, Obama Foundation Scholar at Columbia University and founder and CEO of the Tunisian NGO Mobdiun – Creative Youth; and Carnegie Fellow Sarah Yerkes.

Hosted by:
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Project on Middle East Democracy
March 12, 2019
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Washington, DC