Deputy Chief of Mission
Embassy of Tunisia to the United States
A discussion with
Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy
Tunisian American Young Professionals
Haykel Ben Mahfoudh (via videoconference)
University of Carthage
Mohsin Khan and Karim Mezran
Senior Fellows, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Deputy Chief of Mission Kais Darragi will provide insight into the Tunisian government’s priorities for bolstering relations with the United States. Following opening remarks, the panelists will explore Tunisia’s political and economic trajectories in light of mounting security concerns. Radwan Masmoudi will describe key political processes since the adoption of the constitution and challenges to advancing the transition within the current security environment. Mariem Malouche will discuss the economic state of Tunisia, the country’s relationship with international financial institutions, and what role the international community can play in promoting economic development. Haykel Ben Mahfoudh, a senior advisor on security sector reform, will address Tunisia’s security challenges and their impact on the country’s transition.
Please use the West Tower elevators when you arrive.