Safwan M. Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development, Writes on Recent Tunisian Demonstrations

Safwan M. Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development, Writes on Recent Tunisian Demonstrations

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Safwan M. Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development, is the author of Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly (Columbia University Press, 2017).

Since the publication, Professor Masri has commented widely about the present situation in Tunisia, to offer his perspective on how recent demonstrations in Tunisia may be contextualized, and to counter assertions that they are a reprise of the 2011 revolutionary moment.

Professor Masri has discussed the issue through different venues, including an op-ed that appeared in the Financial Times on January 25 (click here for PDF or here for online article), comments on Tunisia’s persistent economic woes in a January 10 New York Times article (click here for PDF or here for online article), and an interview on Tunisia’s prospects for a successful democratic transition in the January 15 Le Monde (click here for PDF).