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The Arab world, Africa and Europe in the light of the Gaza Tragedy : is a common future still possible?

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Wednesday 10 April 2024 at 8pm

K1 - KANAL-Centre Pompidou

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For many years the relationship between the South and North shores of the Mediterranean have been under increasing pressure. Schengen-related visa-issues; dramatic migration deaths in the Mediterranean, related to the exportation of European migration policies; and now the continuous and unfolding tragedy in Gaza. Which future can we still imagine and construct together? Which role to play for Europeans out of Brussels and for Africans and Arabs out of Tunis and the entire MENA-region. Together with key-thinkers and activists from Tunis and Brussels we will reflect on these complex issues.


Panel discussion with Sophie Bessis, Wahid Ferchichi, Samaa Wakim.

Debate moderated by Adnen El Ghali

About the panelists

Sophie Bessis, who holds a degree in history, was a journalist before devoting herself to the study of North-South relations, and more specifically sub-Saharan Africa and the Maghreb, as well as the status of women in the Arab world. She is the author of a dozen books, including a biography of Bourguiba, former Tunisian president and a major player in the country's independence, and Histoire de la Tunisie - De Carthage à nos jours (2022).

Wahid Ferchichi is a professor of public law at Carthage University and co-founder of the Tunisian Association for the Defence of Individual Freedoms.

Samaa Wakim is an artist, choreographer and cultural manager working in Palestine. She is a graduate of the drama department at Haifa University. Her performance Losing it is presented as part of Dream City, from Tunis to Brussels.

 Adnen el Ghali is an architect and town planner, with a degree in political science and a doctorate in history. A member of the Association de Sauvegarde de la Médina (ASM) de Tunis and the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), he works as a consultant in territorial and urban studies.

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K1 Kanal - Centre Pompidou (map)

Wednesday 10 April 2024 at 8 pm

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Free ticket


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