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ARD conference takes place in Tunis, March 28-29

The fourth annual conference of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) organized in collaboration with the University of Tunis, El Manar and the Centre d'études maghrébines à Tunis (CEMAT), will take place in Tunis on March 28 and 29, 2013.

This year's conference theme 'Building Bridges: Towards Viable Democracies in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya' examines the cornerstones of democratic transition in those countries.

The conference aims to engage leading scholars, policymakers, and practitioners from all three countries, as well as international experts, to reflect on the process of democratization in those countries from a comparative perspective. The key issues the conference will address are:

- Constitution drafting
- National dialogues and civil society
- Political coalitions and Islamism
- Political participation and pluralism
- Economic policy
- Arab relations with the USA and Europe

The full conference agenda can be found on our website through the link below, where those interested in attending can also register for the event.