International Cooperation and the Future of Education in Tunisia

November 18, 2019

Columbia Global Centers | Tunis hosted, in partnership with the US Embassy in Tunisia, a roundtable entitled “International Cooperation and the Future of Education in Tunisia” at the Columbia Global Centers | Tunis last Monday. Participants came from the Ministry of Higher Education, public schools, CEMAT, the British Council, the Embassy of the United Kingdom and the Embassy of the United States in Tunisia.

The discussion turned around the future of English language teaching in Tunisia as well as other education and higher education projects taking place in the country in cooperation with international actors. Present in the round table were Malek Kochlef, Director General for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research Tunisia; Ali E. Lejlic, Deputy Director for Public Diplomacy, Near Eastern Affairs Bureau, US DoS; Kate Thomson, Maghreb Education Adviser, DFID, UK; Robert Ness, Director, British Council Tunisia; Laryssa Chomiak, Director, CEMAT; and other representatives of public and international institutions.