Archive forJuly, 2016

  • TAYP & ACYPL Partner up for a Unique Exchange Program for Closer Tunisian-American Ties

    Between May 21st and May 26th 2016, 6 Americans had the opportunity to visit Tunisia. They met with artisans, entrepreneurs, ministers and political leaders. The group of six, made up of Ben Stratman from Texas, Jill Bader from Washington DC, Michael Inganamort from New Jersey, Suzanne Swink from Washington DC, Jacob Candelaria from New Mexico […] Read More
  • Tunisia at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016

    More than 900 entrepreneurs, 300 investors, U.S governments officials, and journalists, attended the 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), an event that was held at Stanford University in the home of modern innovation, Silicon Valley, California, on June 22-24, 2016. The summit,, an initiative started by President Obama in 2010, aims at promoting entrepreneurship and […] Read More
  • Launch of Carnegie Endowment’s Report on the Tunisian Transition and a Private Sector Discussion

    On April 14 2016, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has recently launched its report on Tunisia, Between Peril and Promise: A New Partnership for Tunisia, in its Washington D.C. headquarters, featuring a discussion with Minister of Development Yassine Brahim, as well as in Tunis in the presence of Prime Minister Habib Essid. The report, […] Read More
  • Celebrating RISE Program– Investing in Tunisian Startups

    On Saturday May 28, 2016 an investment ceremony was organized by TAYP Regional Initiative to Support Entrepreneurship (RISE)-a diaspora mentoring program aimed at assisting a select group of Tunisian entrepreneurs to access United States markets. The initiative is powered by Tunisian American Young Professionals (TAYP), is funded by the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and […] Read More
  • The Foundation of the Tunisian-American Joint Economic Commission

    Tunisia’s economy is currently weak, coupled with a relatively volatile regional security situation and sky-high unemployment, there is much cause for worry. However, Tunisia also has a lot going for it. The country’s economic potential and geo-political relevance are inspiring the international community and investors worldwide to take a closer look, and the United States […] Read More
  • Women in STEM in Tunisia and the US: Interplay between professional opportunities and cultural legacy

      Tunisia is considered one of the most progressive countries in the Middle East and North Africa when it comes to women’s rights and gender issues, thanks first to Tahar Haddad, and later to Habib Bourguiba, the first president of Tunisia. Growing up in Tunisia, my parents, my male and female professors and mentors always […] Read More