Tunisia Prime Minister Talks at Georgetown About 2011 Revolution
October 6, 2011 – The Prime Minister of the Tunisian Republic, Beji Caid Essebsi, spoke to an audience of students, faculty and invited guests at Georgetown Oct. 5. Caid Essebsi talked about the historic Tunisian revolution of 2011 and how the country is rebuilding its government going forward. He also noted that Tunisia's transition to democracy unfolded through social media and acted as a catalyst for the "Arab Spring" demonstrations in Egypt, Libya and other Arab nations. Watch video of the prime minister's remarks
The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown's School of Foreign Service (SFS) organized the event, which was introduced by former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), also a professor at the university, and moderated by Samer Shehata, an associate professor of Arab studies at Georgetown.