It is not uncommon for discussions and events to take shape at SIPA in response to very current events. The following is an example of a brown bag panel that took place this past week based on the recent happenings in Tunisia. This is yet another benefit of the numerous student groups, institutes, and centers at SIPA.
THURSDAY 1/27: Tunisia Before & After Ben Ali
Brownbag Panel and Q&A with Columbia University Professors Taoufiq Ben Amor and Rym Bettaieb, and SIPA alumnus (PEPM’07) from Tunisia, Rim Nour
Location: 1501 International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th Street
Presented by ASA, MEI and IAS. Columbia University Professors Taoufiq Ben Amor and Rym Bettaieb, and SIPA alumnus (PEPM’07) from Tunisia, Rim Nour, share their viewpoints and updates on the recent events in Tunisia exploring topics ranging from the role that young people have played, to the use of social media, to the mechanisms of grassroots mobilization, as well as the stereotypes that the revolution broke. A Q&A session will follow the panel.