Lessons Learned in the Wake of the Arab Spring
More than three years after uprisings first swept Tunisia, the greater Middle East, and North Africa, the region has witnessed unprecedented public mobilizations in the name of personal liberty, citizen empowerment, and human rights. Driven by the voices of the people in the streets, many states have seized this historic moment to take sharp turns towards democracy. Yet, as recent events have shown, establishing a durable constitution and building healthy democratic institutions is a challenging, complex and collective journey, fraught with political and personal risk. Leading comparative constitutionalist David Fontana, Former Prime Minister of Greece George Papandreou and Tunisian human rights activist Amira Yahyaoui share their outlook for the future of a region in transition.
Event & Parking Information
Advance reservations required. Please call 215-409-6700 or order online.
Please note that this program is subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information. National Constitution Center programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.
Parking will be available for $9 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th streets on a first come first serve basis. Pick up your discounted parking voucher at registration.