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Book discussion on Tunisia, American University of Beirut, Feb. 1

February 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly.
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Book discussion on Tunisia, American University of Beirut, Feb. 1

AUB and ABANA are delighted to invite you to a discussion with Professor Safwan Masri, moderated by Lotfi Karaoui.

Drawing on his recent book, Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly (Columbia University Press, 2017), Masri argues that the seeds for the country’s relatively liberal and democratic society were planted as far back as the middle of the nineteenth century.

Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly.

Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly.

Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution gave way to a progressive constitution, fair parliamentary elections, and the country’s first-ever democratically elected president.

How does the country consolidate its democratic gains as civil society and government priorities clash over issues of security, transitional justice, and economic reform?

There are important lessons for the region in the analysis that Professor Masri offers.

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February 1, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

6:30 pm · Book Discussion with Author
7:30 pm · Reception & Book Signing

American University of Beirut
305 East 47th Street, 8th Floor

New York, NY 10017

Professor Safwan M. Masri is Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development at Columbia University, and a Senior Research Scholar at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).

 

Lotfi Karoui is the chief credit strategist of Goldman Sachs. He is responsible for research and views on global credit markets. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2007 and was named managing director in 2015.

 

 

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