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The Hodges Forum on International Affairs: The Jasmine Revolution and the Future of the Middle East

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Moncef Marzouki, Former President of Tunisia from 2011-2014; Jim Hodges, Former Governor of South Carolina

Sponsored by Walker Institute and Sonoco International Business Department

Location: Lecture and Q&A will be held at Capstone House, Campus Room (1st Floor)

                  Reception will be held at Capstone House, Top of Carolina (18th Floor)  

Cost: Free

Audience: Open to all of USC and the General Public

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H.E Mohamed Moncef Marzouki was the first president of Tunisia after the January 14th Revolution in 2011, a seminal moment in modern Arab history which heralded the onset of multiple popular revolutions throughout the Arab World. Occupying a middle ground between secularist and Islamist political standpoints, H.E. Moncef Marzouki was instrumental in creating a dialogue between all political, social, and religious tendencies in Tunisia, clearing the ground for an inclusive, stable, and consensus-based Tunisian democracy to take root.


Introductory remarks will be made by Jim Hodges, Former Governor of South Carolina

Other Forum Participants Include:

Robert Cox, Director of Walker Institute

Hamid Khan, Deputy Director of the Rule of Law Collaborative

Gerry McDermott, Professor of International Business

Josef Olmert, Adjunct Professor of Political Science

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