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, we were delighted to host a conversation 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. POMED’s Deputy Director for Research Amy Hawthorne moderated the discussion.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036




Risks to Tunisia's Democracy