Tunisian American Young Professionals

TAYP members speak out

  • No Longer in a Temporary or Transitional State, Can We Now Get to Work?

    By Mondher Ben Hamida I was in China during the run-up to the legislative elections and couldn’t fulfill my civic duty. I made it back to my home in Los Angeles Saturday evening and was seriously considering flying to San Francisco (the closest polling center) to vote. Little did I know that while living in […]

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  • The Tunisian American Young Leaders Initiative

    By Hamouda Chekir At the last annual TAYP gathering in Tunis, Mohamed Malouche gave a presentation on the future areas of development for TAYP, in which he put a strong focus on initiatives aiming at strengthening partnerships between Tunisia and the United States. Building on this guideline, a group of TAYP members under the leadership […]

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  • Afkar – Thought Leaders Forum

    By Kevin Coyne As Tunisia navigates the transition from dictatorship to democracy, leaders of all backgrounds have come forward to demand and implement change. Too often, however, change has failed to take permanent root due to a breakdown at the macro level: from broken systems, corrupt practices, out-of-date policies, etc…. These structural problems can frustrate […]

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Recent Posts

  • It’s time for the rise of Private Equity industry in Tunisia

        By Michael Blummer Distortions, defaulting on loans, deflating dinar and lack of liquidities are characterizing the economy during the transition period in Tunisia. This makes the access to finance, through the traditional banking sector which still widely dominant, extremely challenging for the SMEs who have the possibility of expanding their businesses. So what […]

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  • Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2014 – a preview

    By Firas Ben Achour The Kingdom of Morocco will host the fifth Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakesh from November 19th trough the 21st of 2014.  The summit is designed to provide support to innovators and entrepreneurs and enable them to unlock their economical and developmental potential.  The intended outcome is to spur growth, youth employment […]

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  • Bridging the Gap between Arab and Western Cultures: The role of the Tunisian diaspora

    With many of the Arab Spring experiences failing (with the notable exception of Tunisia), it is becoming an even greater responsibility for a diaspora group like TAYP to bridge the cultural gap between the Arab world and western culture. Arab diaspora that live in western countries has a duty to explain, educate, sometimes correct assumptions […]

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