Prospects for Pluralism Post-Arab Spring:
Does Tunisia Suggest a Way Forward?
October 22, 2015 | Pluralism Forum
From left to right: H.E. Mehdi Jomaa, Dr. Marwan Muasher and Dr. Bessma Momani
Across the Middle East and North Africa, initial gains from the 2011 Arab Spring have been eroded by instability, violence and a return to repressive practices of former regimes. In some cases, the situation is now more volatile than it was before the Arab Spring.
In this context, Tunisia is the sole Arab Spring country to have emerged as a potential success story. While still fragile, does Tunisia’s experience indicate a way forward for other states in the region?
On Thursday, October 22, the former Prime Minister of Tunisia His Excellency Mehdi Jomaa and Dr. Marwan Muasher of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former Foreign Minister to Jordan discussed the prospects for pluralism in the Middle East and North Africa in a public dialogue moderated by Dr. Bessma Momani of the University of Waterloo.
- Read the speakers' biographies
- Read the Globe and Mail op-ed by Dr. Muasher
- Read the La Presse interview with Mr. Jomaa
Watch the event
Secretary General John McNee
H.E. Mehdi Jomaa Dr. Marwan Muasher
Dr. Bessma Momani
MODERATED DIALOGUE AUDIENCE Q & A
Dr. Bessma Momani interview H.E. Mehdi Jomaa interview
Dr. Marwan Muasher interview