Understanding Violent Extremism in the Context of Tunisia


Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 6:00pm to 7:30pm


Tunisia Office Center for Middle Eastern Studies Harvard Université Immeuble Slim, Rue de l’Euro, Les jardins du Lac II, Tunis

Lecture-Understanding violent extremism


Understanding Violent Extremism in the Context of Tunisia?

A lecture by: Rim Ben Ismail, Clinical Psychologist, Project director of the ‘A Life After Guantanamo Program’ in Tunisia,

Consultant for the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT), President of Psychologues du Monde – Tunisia



Why did an important number of young Tunisians engage in extreme violence in the last two decades?

Rim Ben Ismail works on violence and extremism among the youth in different regions of Tunisia.

This presentation will feature the first findings from interviews and clinical observations conducted as part of a study on youth ‘radicalization’ experiences in the context of post-2011 Tunisia.


See also: 2017-18