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The Tunisian Model of Revolution and the Challenges of Democracy

Jerry Sorkin, Specialist on North Africa and the Middle East; Director of Tourism Studies, Tunisia Program, George Washington University; President, TunisUSA

Peter L. Stein, Independent Media Producer and Presenter - Moderator

The Tunisian revolution of January 2011 inspired youth in numerous Arab countries to begin their own protest movements. Two and a half years later, changes have taken widely different directions. The one country where democracy and progress seems to be taking place, albeit with ups and downs along the way, is Tunisia. Hear Sorkin’s insights on what makes Tunisia’s situation different, and why we should all pay attention to this country.

September 11, 2013

The Commonwealth Club of California
595 Market St.
San Francisco, 94102
United States

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