From poetry to cinema, from microblogging to theater, from literature to journalism, arts and media are always a fertile ground for experimentation and imagination, creativity and political dissent. That is the case across Arab and Muslim societies, too. The output of the 2021 edition of the Carthage Seminars, this e-book strives to shed light on those very intellectual resources – often neglected, at times repressed – to unpack the complexity of societies and cultural experiences across the MENA region. A specific focus is provided, in the second part, on the social and cultural ferment in Tunisia, a particularly interesting reality, that deserves special attention in this season of great political and democratic uncertainty.
- Special Issue: Venice Seminars 2021; Free Speech, Its Primacy and Challenges This volume gathers the articles presented at the 2021 ResetDOC Venice Seminars, which were held online from May 24 to May 28, 2021. The 2021 Venice Seminars addressed the topic of “Free Speech, Its Primacy and Challenges” Editors: Alessandro Ferrara, Volker Kaul and David Rasmussen Download the pdf version here.
- Special Issue: Venice Seminars 2020; Communities and the Individual: Beyond the Liberal-Communitarian Divide This volume gathers the articles presented at the 2020 ResetDOC Venice Seminars, which were held online from May 25 to May 29, 2020. The 2020 Venice Seminars addressed the topic of “Communities and the Individual: Beyond the Liberal-Communitarian Divide” Editors: Alessandro Ferrara, Volker Kaul and David Rasmussen Download the pdf version here.
- Ten years after the Arab Spring, the change promised by that fateful season has been minimal at best. The common thread moving through Arab society in this third millennium is precisely the overall feeling of incompletion, making any prospect of economic revival more dismal due to the arrival of a lethal health crisis. This timely publication, the product of a two day conference held in December 2020, aims to bring together some of the best minds in reflection on the past decade of stumbles and obstacles in the Arab world and what hope does the Tunisian Exception hold for the future.
- With 2020 coming to a close and the European approval for the Covid-19 vaccines, we are starting to see a dim light at the end of the tunnel. Although it may still seem distant, the European Union is looking to rebuild a decimated economy and reposition itself on the global stage. A two-day conference held this autumn, organized in collaboration with the Fondazione Corriere della Sera, brought together world-renowned experts to look at what possible futures exist for the EU and will a Biden presidency be able to rebuild much of what was lost under Trump in the way of trans-atlantic relations. Our latest e-book collects original pieces based on the conference proceedings and as well as exclusive interviews with Giuliano Amato, Enzo Amendola, and Paolo Gentiloni.
- Ten years after the first spark of the Arab Springs, this monograph, featuring the contributions of academics, constitutionalists, diplomats and journalists experts on the MENA region, seeks to revisit the development of Tunisia’s democratic project, which has transformed from a newborn bud to a young plant that is exposed to the elements, yet remains deeply rooted to the ground. If courageous impulse strategies, even more urgent after the Covid-19 crisis, are not approved quickly, a new season of instability, both political and economic, looms.