TUNISIA: THE WAY FORWARD – Focusing on the Economy and U.S.-Tunisia Relations
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Organized by the Maghreb Center at The Peterson Institute for International Economics, (C. Fred Bergsten Auditorium) 1750 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036
The program will assess the latest developments in Tunisia and discuss its economic challenges as it moves forward on the path of democratization and political stability, as well as U.S.-Tunisia relations including the areas of trade and economic development.
Keynote Speaker: His Excellency M’Hamed Ezzine Chelaifa, Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia to the United States
Special Guest: Andrew Haviland, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs for International Finance and Development
Speaker: Caroline Freund, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Former Chief Economist for the Middle East and North Africa, the World Bank
Founding President, The Maghreb Center
John Duke Anthony
Founding President and CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
5:00-5:20 PM: Welcoming and Introductory Remarks
by John Duke Anthony, founding-president of the National Council on US-Arab Relation, and Nejib Ayachi, Conference Moderator, founding-president of the Maghreb Center.
5:20-5:40PM: Keynote Speech by his Excellency M’hamed Ezzine Chelaifa, Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia to the United States.
5:40 – 6:00PM: Remarks by Andrew Haviland, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs for International Finance and Development.
6:00 – 6:20PM: Presentation by Caroline Freund, from the Peterson Institute for International Economics, on the challenges facing Tunisia on the path of economic recovery and inclusive growth, with some recommendations on how to tackle them.
6:20 – 7:00PM: Question and Answer Session, and Concluding Remarks.