Safwan M. Masri

Safwan M. Masri is a senior research scholar at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and executive vice president for global centers and global development at Columbia. He is the author of Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly (Columbia University Press, 2017), which examines why Tunisia was the only country to emerge from the Arab Spring as a democracy.

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Curriculum Education Reform Policy Politics

Why Tunisia’s Once Superior Education System Needs to Reform Again

Safwan M. Masri | 27 Apr 2020

A long tradition of progressive reform prepared the country for independence in 1957. But now its universities are seen as “factories of unemployment.”

Arab Spring Development Policy Politics Quality

Repairing Tunisia’s Education System Is Key to Tackling Its Economic Woes

Safwan M. Masri | 23 May 2019

Many of the country’s current problems stem from decisions made by the former despot Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali that undermined educational quality at all levels.




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