The Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University invites you to the opening session of its fall 2020 webinar series:
Tunisia Newsreel 2020 - Tunisia in the Post-2011 Era - Notes From Ground
Q&A on: SUSTAINING DEMOCRACY IN TIME OF PANDEMIC: TUNISIA’S CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES
With: HEDI LARBI, Economist; Tunisia’s Former Minister of Economic Infrastructure, Regional Planning and Sustainable Development (2014-15); Former Regional Director and Advisor to the Middle East and North Africa Vice President at the World Bank; Associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs’ Middle East Initiative and former Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholar (2015-2016)
"COVID-19 has shown that atypical, transnational security issues need to be taken seriously. Man-made threats are not the only forces that can devastate the globe and fundamentally disrupt daily life," writes second-year Center for Middle Eastern Studies AM student Margaret Dene, in an article for the Foreign Policy Research Institute, where she is a summer Research Associate. Read the complete article on the Foreign Policy...
In January 2020, NELC PhD candidate Hacı Osman (Ozzy) Gündüz joined a dozen other graduate and undergraduate students from across the University for CMES’s fourth annual Winter Term Study Excursion to Tunisia. Here is his account of the trip.... Read more about CMES Marks Fourth Winter Term in Tunisia
In October 2019, CMES Director William Granara spent part of his sabbatical year convening the first international symposium organized by the Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies: Mediterranean Cousins: Tunisia and Italy on Opposite Shores, designed to examine kinship, exchanges, and divides between Tunisia and Italy across time.... Read more about Mediterranean Cousins: Tunisia and Italy on Opposite Shores
Within a few years of the historic Arab uprisings of 2011, popular mobilization dissipated amidst instability in many Arab countries. We trace the relationship between shifting macro-political conditions and individual-level political values in the Middle East, demonstrating that a preference for democracy and political trust are not fixed cultural features of populations but rather can shift rapidly in the face of perceived insecurity. Our empirical analyses employ longitudinal data from the Arab Barometer covering 13 countries and data from the 2015 World Values Survey, which includes...