The Tunisian Democratic Transition in Comparative Perspective:
With Reflections on Indonesia, India, and Egypt
March 27-28, 2015
International Affairs Building, Room 1501
420 West 118th Street
This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required.
Sponsored by the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life and the Center for Democracy, Toleration, and Religion. Co-sponsored by the Middle East Institute and the School for International and Public Policy.
Due to the recent tragedy at the Bardo museum in Tunisia, planned Keynote Speaker Rached Ghannouchi, Founder and President of Ennahdha, is engaged in intensive work in Tunisia and is unable to attend the conference. He has written and submitted a paper, which will be delivered in his stead by Dr. Intissar Kherigi.
All other participants will be in attendance as planned.
FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015
Doors open for coffee, bagels, and registration
Welcome and Introduction to Aims of the Conference and the Conference Volume
Contrasts Between Islamic Led Parties in Tunisia and Egypt
Break for lunch. Panelists meet in room TBA.
Contrasting Patterns of Constitution-Making and Civil-Military Relations
Tunisia: Labor Before and After the Fall of Ben Ali
National and International Support for Authoritarianism or Democracy
Dinner for panelists. Location TBA.
SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015
Doors open for coffee and bagels
Theoretical, Comparative, and Political Perspectives
Break for Lunch. Panelists meet in a room TBA.
Roundtable and Tentative Conclusions
Rached Ghannouchi (President, Ennahdha), Karen Barkey (Columbia University), Nader Hashemi (University of Denver), and Donald Horowitz (Duke University)
Closing reception in the 15th floor Reception Hall. Open to all.