Tunisia has successfully transitioned to a democracy by drafting one of the most progressive constitutions in the world and organising two free and fair elections, but Tunisia is still facing many challenges in a difficult region.  Dr. Rafik Abdessalem, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia and currently in charge of External Relations in Ennahdha Party, will discuss Tunisia's successes and challenges.  

A light lunch will be served at noon, followed by the talk at 12:30 PM. Please register via email to [email protected]. This event is presented by BSIA in cooperation with CIGI

Event Speakers

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Andrew S. Thompson

CIGI Senior Fellow

Andrew S. Thompson is a CIGI senior fellow, effective November 2014.  A specialist in the fields of international human rights, civil society movements and fragile states, Andrew is adjunct assistant professor of political science at the University of Waterloo and the program officer for the global governance programs at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. 

Rafik Abdessalem

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia

His Excellency Dr. Rafik Abdessalem served as Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2011 to 2013, representing the first democratically elected government of Tunisia.

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