Date(s) - 03/23/2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us for a special Distinguished Speaker luncheon with Dr. Marzouki, President of Tunisia from 2011 to 2014, in partnership with the University of South Carolina’s Walker Institute of International & Area Studies and the Darla Moore School of Business. Marzouki was the first democratically elected president of Tunisia after the January 14th Revolution in 2011, a seminal moment in modern Arab history which heralded the onset of multiple popular revolutions throughout the Arab World.
He is a doctor of medicine, a human rights activist, an author of numerous works on political philosophy in the Arab world, and founder of the center-left Congress Party for the Republic (CPR). In 2015, Dr. Marzouki founded the Movement for Popular Citizenship (“Harak al sha’b al muwatineen”), a civil movement seeking to encourage active citizen participation amongst all Tunisians, particularly those marginalized under previous regimes.
$25 members | $35 nonmembers | $20 students