Tue - Wed, Oct 5 to Dec 8, 12:00pm - 7:00pm



Newsreel 2021

The Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents


A webinar series on post July 25 Tunisia.


Tuesday, October 05

Ouiem Chettaoui, “The July 25th Experience: Transition, Performance or Sentiment?”

Ouiem Chettaoui is a Public Policy Specialist. She has primarily focused on security sector governance and public policy communication. With her background as an educator (Professeur Agrégé at the University of El Manar in Tunis), she has focused on pedagogy and training innovation as paths to policy reform. Ouiem has also conducted research on questions of economic justice. She is currently the president of the Observatory for Food Sovereignty and the Environment. Ouiem holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Oxford University.

On July 25th, national and international observers dissected President Kais Saied’s actions through the lens of democratic and constitutional conformity. In this talk, Ouiem Chettaoui looks at July 25th as a key moment where opinions on, feelings for and expectations of Tunisian democracy reached a fevered pitch; she discusses how Tunisian democracy (or the attempts to forge and maintain it) is perceived and represented domestically and internationally, and the implications these perceptions have for different interest groups.

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Wednesday, October 13

Tunisia Newsreel Fall 2021- Session 2

Anis Marrakchi, “What Exactly is Mining Tunisia’s Economy?”

Economic and political analyst of Tunisia. Anis Marrakchi works on monitoring and analyzing the fiscal governance of the member states of the European Union with a focus on Greece and Italy.

He graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique, holds a diploma in Economics and Statistics from ENSAE-Paris, an MA in Public Policy from Science Po-Paris, and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Paris Dauphine.

Register: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SGzKincYSVSPbcfqB_RjUw 



Wednesday, November 10

Tunisia Newsreel Fall 2021- Session 3
Mouheb Garoui, “The Fight Against Corruption: Actualities and Political Uses”

Mouheb Garoui is cofounder of I WATCH organization, the Tunisia branch of Transparency International. He is currently managing the advocacy and legal advice center, which provides free and confidential advice and support to victims and witnesses of corruption.

Mouheb holds a B.A. in International Relations from the Humanities Institute of Tunis and an MSc in Public Policy from Bristol University.

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Wednesday, December 8

Tunisia Newsreel Fall 2021- Session 4
Chaima Bouhlel, “The Tunisia 2014 Constitution: Past, Present and Future?”

Chaima Bouhlel is a political analyst of Tunisia. She specializes in decentralization and local governance. She served as President of Al Bawsala, then as Program Director of Bar Al-Aman. She holds a B.A. in Molecular Biology from Harvard University.

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