Convening 29 June 2020 Online Conference Registration
Tolerance: Legal and Constitutional Perspectives from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic
Carthage (ONLINE)

Carthage Seminars on Cultural Pluralism and Political Liberties

The Third Annual Reset Dialogues Seminars on Pluralism in North Africa

International Conference ONLINE | 01 – 02 July, 2020

Reset Dialogues on Civilizations | Reset Dialogues US | The Tunisian Academy of Sciences, Letters, and Arts (Beit al-Hikma)

With the support of the Henry Luce Foundation and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation

To Apply for the Summer School click here

The challenge of cultural and political pluralism has become a common area for improvement within both established and developing democracies. The debate about critical issues, ranging from electoral pluralism to the role of religion in public life, traverses the Mediterranean and will continue beyond the Covid-19 crisis. This year, Reset Dialogues will assemble a broad range of scholars and researchers in the virtual home of Beit al Hikma in Carthage, Tunisia. The Tunisian experience illustrates the complexity of the compromise between tradition and modernity, confessional rigor and openness to religious and political pluralism. Taking advantage of the serious economic stagnation across the region, the forces of authoritarianism, radicalism and militancy stand poised to fill any power vacuums that occur.

The Carthage Seminars, following previous editions of the Casablanca Seminars in 2018 and 2019, will again create a forum for in-depth and critical analysis of the relations between religion, history and political dynamics in European and Mediterranean societies. Participants will engage in a thorough review of legal and constitutional perspectives. The program will bring together top-tier academics from the Middle East and North Africa, the US, and Europe, alongside young scholars and international pool of young professionals and opinion leaders from the fields of education, journalism, and social media who have the abilities and potential to reach and engage with a wide public, to discuss vibrant issues of regional and world-scale importance. The working languages of the Seminars are Arabic and English, with simultaneous translation.

Academic Advisory Board
Giancarlo Bosetti (Reset DOC, Milan)
Abdelmajid Charfi (Tunisian Academy for Sciences, Letters, and Arts “Beit al-Hikma”)
Jocelyne Cesari (Georgetown and Birmingham Universities)
Mohamed Haddad (University of Carthage, Tunis)
Mohammed Hashas (FSCIRE-La Pira Centre, Palermo; LUISS University of Rome)
Jonathan Laurence (Boston College)
Federica Zoja (ResetDOC, Avvenire)


English and Arabic. A simultaneous translation from English to Arabic and vice-versa will be provided.


  1. Students, young scholars, researchers, journalists, and media professionals in the field of humanities and social sciences are welcome to attend the Carthage Conference that will take place ONLINE from the 1st to the 2nd of July 2020.
  2. Have at least a good working knowledge of English and/or Arabic.


In order to register for the Carthage Conference please click here, complete the form and send your application by June 25. Registered candidates will be contacted with instructions on how to join the online conference.

In order to receive the certificate of attendance of the Seminars, attendance to all lectures and speeches at the conference is mandatory.

For additional information on the application process please contact Marco Lucidi:

For any additional information regarding logistics please contact Sofia De Benedictis:



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