Podcast: "The Tunisian People Have Spoken" - Diplomacy and the Arab Spring at 10

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Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy is pleased to announce a new mini-series as part of its Diplomatic Immunity podcast

Diplomacy and the Arab Spring at 10 – Origins and Legacies of Revolution

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The series explores the origins, events, and legacies of revolution in five countries — Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, and Syria — through the eyes of the U.S. ambassador during the Arab Spring to the country in question, in conversation with a young scholar, practitioner, or activist from the region.

The series also includes analysis through a gendered lens from Rita Stephan, co-editor of a new book exploring women's perspectives from across the Arab world, Women Rising: In an Beyond the Arab Spring (NYU Press, 2020). 

We hope the series will provide new insights into the study of the Arab uprisings and their ongoing histories and unfolding legacies, as experienced by participants in the events themselves.

The first episode, “The Tunisian People Have Spoken,” features Ambassador Gordon Gray, and Youssef Cherif of Columbia Global Centers Tunis, with commentary from Tamara Cofman Wittes. The remaining episodes will be released sequentially over the coming weeks.

Produced by ISD’s Publications Editor, Alistair Somerville, and Director of Programs and Research, Dr. Kelly McFarland, Diplomatic Immunity seeks to further ISD’s mission to learn from the past and to connect academics and policymakers in search of solutions to emerging diplomatic challenges.

This podcast is supported by funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s Bridging the Gap Initiative. Requests for episode transcripts should be sent to diplomacy@georgetown.edu.