In March 2013, The API supported the Harvard Arab Alumni Association’s 8th Annual World Conference, “The Arab World: From Revolution to Transformation” hosted in Tunis, Tunisia. Co-organized with the the American Chamber of Commerce in Tunisia, this conference strove to initiate a debate and advance new visions for the development of the Arab world following the momentous events of the Arab Spring. The keynote was delivered by Mustapha Ben Jaafar, the President of the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly, which was charged with writing Tunisia’s 2014 Constitution.
This conference gathered a diverse range of speakers and participants from higher education, government, business, civil society, and journalism including Amel Bouchamaoui Hammami, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Tunisia; Jorge Domínguez, Harvard University Vice Provost for International Affairs; Nathalie Brown, Deputy Chief of Mission of the American Embassy in Tunis; Mo Ibrahim, Sudanese-British mobile communications entrepreneur and renowned philanthropist; Dirk Schmautzer, Partner, McKinsey & Company, Education and Government Transformation Practice; Cyril Grislain, Strategy Advisor in Tunis and former Managing Director of McKinsey’s Paris office; Raghida Dergham, Columnist and Senior Diplomatic Correspondent, Al Hayat; Dr. Hazem El Beblawi, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Egypt; Adel Goucha, Principal, The Abraaj Group; Aziz Mebarek, Founding Partner, TunInvest; Nakhle El Hage, Director, News and Current Affairs, Al Arabiya; Khaled Hroub, Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Media Studies, Northwestern University; Amira Yahyaoui, President, Al Bawsala; Taufiq Rahim, Executive Director, Globesight; Mohamed El Dahshan, Senior Research Fellow, Harvard University,Center for International Development; Said Ferjani, Senior Member, Political Bureau of Ennahda; Kamel Lazaar, Founder and Chairman, Swicorp; Dr. Tarik Yousef el-Magariaf, Chief Executive Officer of Silatech.
- Client : Harvard Arab Alumni Foundation
- Period : March 2013