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The Political Landscape in Tunisia and the Upcoming Presidential Elections

Mohamed-Dhia Hammami

Martin Shultz (CC 2.0)
Interviewed by Khalil Bendib
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Almost nine years after its Jasmine revolution, Tunisia is now poised for its third round of presidential elections since the 2010-2011 revolution. Khalil Bendib spoke with scholar Mohammed Hammami about the upcoming elections, including the increasing unrest rising from serious socio-economic problems and the effects of Tunisia's unstable neighbors.


Mohamed-Dhia Hammami
Mohamed-Dhia Hammami

Tunisian Scholar based at Wesleyan University

Mohamed-Dhia Hammami is a scholar at Wesleyan University in the College of Social Studies and Government. He previously studied mathematics in the University of Tunis and statistics and data analysis in the University of Carthage. Since the Tunisian revolution of 2011 that led to the Arab Uprisings and until coming to Wesleyan University in 2016, Mohamed had a diverse professional experience that allowed him to immerse fully in the Tunisian political sphere and develop an advanced understanding of post-revolution politics in Tunisia. His research interests include, but are not limited to, social contestation, authoritarianism, corruption, and political ideologies. Mohamed is currently working on two different research projects. First, he is exploring corruption in Tunisia through a quantitative analysis of Ben Ali family network. Secondly, he is focusing on the emergence of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) as a major political actor in post-revolutionary Tunisia. The latter is supported by a Davenport Study Grant from the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life at Wesleyan University.

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