Tunisia’s Political Prospects

A discussion with
Duncan Pickard
Nonresident Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Atlantic Council


Fatima Hadji
Program Officer for the Maghreb
National Endowment for Democracy

Moderated by
Karim Mezran
Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Atlantic Council
Although Tunisia’s democratic transition has been rocky, it presents the most promising scenario among the Arab Awakening countries. Looking ahead, parliamentary elections scheduled for later this year are important in their own right, but are also viewed as a litmus test for the future of inclusive politics. Please join us for a conversation with Hariri Center Nonresident Fellow Duncan Pickard, who will speak on the recently-passed elections law, voting procedures, and potential political alliances. and Fatima Hadji of the NED who will take a bird’s-eye view of the process and reflect on how external actors might help the transition.  
Duncan Pickard is a constitutional advisor for Democracy Reporting International. Fatima Hadji is program officer for the Maghreb at the National Endowment for Democracy. Karim Mezran is a senior fellow at the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council where he focuses on the political transitions in North Africa.

DATE: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

TIME: 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Atlantic Council
1030 15th St NW, 12th floor
Washington, DC 20005