“The Future of Democracy in the Arab World,” with Dr. Moncef Marzouki, former President of Tunisia. A virtual discussion hosted by WCYS in collaboration with The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy on Tuesday, November 22, in Washington, D.C. Radwan Masmoudi of CSID and Husam Kaid of WCYS moderated the conversation.
Dr. Moncef Marzouki discussed democracy in the Middle East amid the aftermath of the Arab Spring–a series of anti-government protests around 2010-12. He outlined why the revolutions failed, saying citizens were victims of ruling elites and intervening dictators across the area and internal divisions between Islamists and secularists. However, the former president also said the fight for democracy is ongoing, and he fears a more violent revolution will happen, which he called an “Arab Volcano.”
C-Span link: https://www.c-span.org/video/?524398-…
Location: The National Press Club – 13th Floor. The Holeman Lounge 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045