MENA Salon: Austerity and Unrest in Tunisia

Workshop | January 19 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Tunisia is often said to be the Arab Spring’s only success story, yet the new year has been marked by economic peril and political uncertainty. The government’s announcement of an austerity budget has led to the largest wave of protests the country has seen during its democratic transition. Hundreds of Tunisians have been arrested by security forces since January 8. In this week’s MENA Salon we will discuss the recent unrest in Tunisia, and whether or not the government is fulfilling obligations set out under its post-Revolution constitution.

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