Lessons from the Arab Spring


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Moncef Marzouki
HKS Middle East Initiative

A public address by
Dr. Moncef Marzouki
Former President of Tunisia (2011-2014)

Moderated by
Tarek Masoud
Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations
Middle East Initiative Faculty Affiliate
Harvard Kennedy School

Former President of Tunisia Moncef Marzouki was joined onstage by Professor of International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School Tarek Masoud to discuss the success and challenges of the Arab Spring uprisings in his home country of Tunisia. President Marzouki discussed the future of Arab democracy and prosperity, the role of Western Democracy in influencing the future path of Arab Democracy, and the relative causes of successful revolution within Tunisia. President Marzouki also answered questions from the audience regarding the coexistence of religion and democracy and the resiliency of future democracies in the Arab World.