January 4-18, 2014/Application deadline November 20, 2013
Limited spaces available/Rolling acceptance
As with our other Exchanges, the two-week program January 4-18 will engage students from around the world in a multifaceted discussion of some of the key issues facing Tunisia and the wider region. The Tunis Exchange program specifically rests on two tracks:
Academic - Participants will attend a series of lectures led by leading professors and public intellectuals in Tunisia. Topics will include, among others: Economic challenges facing Tunisia and North Africa; Political Islam and electoral politics; The status of women in Tunisia and the MENA region; Media coverage of the Arab revolts; Trade union politics in the post Ben Ali era; Emerging security challenges in the MENA region, as well as a range of other topics.
Dialogue with Leaders - Participants will have the opportunity to meet, listen and engage leading social, political, religious and economic leaders from across the spectrum in Tunisia.
Program Format - The Tunis Exchange will be held over fourteen days total at the conference room of the Le Pacha hotel in downtown Tunis. Students are expected to stay at our hotel, Villa 78 (located across the street from the Pacha) or at the Pacha hotel itself, unless permission for offsite stay at alternative hotels or accommodations is requested, since most meetings will take place in the conference room at Le Pacha.
Off-site meetings will entail bus travel as a group in and around Tunis. At least three days of the program will entail travel to other cities and regions in Tunisia for meetings with local activists, intellectuals, academics and political/religious leaders, including in Sidi Bouzid, Sfax and Gafsa.
Previous Institutional Participants in the Tunis Exchange (Partial list only):
Congress for the Republic Party
Constitutional Democratic Rally Party
The Democratic Modernist Pole Party
Worker's Communist Party
Progressive Democratic Party
Tunisian General Trade Union
Union of Tunisian Journalists
The Central Bank of Tunisia
Ministry of Women's Affairs
Ministry of Human Rights
Association of Democratic Women
Tunisian Network for Social Economy
Tunisian Observatory for a Democratic Transition
Tunisian League of Human Rights
Tunisian-American Chamber of Commerce
Tunisian Association of Young Entrepreneurs
Committee to Protect Journalists
To view a schedule for a previous Tunis Exchange, visit:
Accommodation - Eleven nights of the program will be spent at our facilities in downtown Tunis, while at least three nights will be spent at hotels outside of Tunis. Room rates vary depending on arrangements, but generally fall within the range of $600-$700 total for a shared double room during the duration of the program (breakfast is included). Alternative accommodation, including in a single room, is available upon request.
Airfare - $450, approximate from the European Union.
For more about Université Paris-Dauphine I Tunis, visit http://www.tunisdauphine.tn/
For more about Tunisia Live, visit http://www.tunisia-live.net
For more about Le Pacha Hotel, visit http://www.lepacha.com.tn/