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British foreign policy and the 'Arab Spring' inquiry begins

23 November 2011

The Committee will hold the first of its evidence sessions in its inquiry into British foreign policy and the ‘Arab Spring’: the transition to democracy.

The first half of the session is expected to focus on Tunisia and on movements for reform and the establishment of multi-party democracy. The second half is likely to take a wider view of recent developments and the prospects for transition to democracy across the Middle East.

Tuesday 29 November 2011

Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

Witnesses:

At 10.10 am:

  • Intissar Kherigi, trainee lawyer, and daughter of Rachid Ghannouchi, leader of the En-Nahda party, Tunisia

At approx. 10.45 am:

  • Dr Eugene Rogan, Director of the Middle East Centre, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford

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