Prospects for Pluralism Post-Arab Spring: Does Tunisia Suggest a Way Forward?
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.
H.E. Mehdi Jomaa
Former Prime Minister of Tunisia
Dr. Marwan Muasher
Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former Foreign Minister to Jordan
Dr. Bessma Momani
Professor, University of Waterloo