June 7, 2022
10-11:30 am ET
via Zoom and at the Department of Political Science, Gothenburg
This policy roundtable will look at the local implications of the current political situation in Tunisia. The roundtable will be chaired by Dr. Marwa Shalaby, assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The planned date and time for the policy roundtable is Monday, June 7, 16-17.30 CEST (GMT+2). The roundtable will be hybrid, held over zoom but with the opportunity for those in Gothenburg to join physically.
Tunisia has witnessed a major democratic regression since July 25th, 2020. Following months of institutional stalemate and political rifts, President Kais Saied has tightened his autocratic grip by suspending the constitution, disbanding the parliament and other high-level institutions such as the Supreme Judicial Council and the National Anti-corruption Authority. Right now, the only two political entities that continue to function are the presidency and municipalities, the smallest local structures.
Intissar Kherigi, CERII-Sciences Po Paris
Lana Salman, The Middle East Initiative at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
Mohammed-Dhia Hammami, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
Sara Yerkes, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Senior fellow in Carnegie’s Middle East Program
Marwa Shalaby, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Organized by the Program on Governance and Local Development, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg