Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program brings accomplished Tunisian scholars to the United States to conduct advanced research, lecture, or pursue combined lecturing and research at a U.S. university for a period of up to one academic year. Eligible applicants must: Have a doctoral degree or equivalent professional training or experience at the time of application ...
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Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program

The U.S. Embassy in Tunisia is pleased to announce the availability of Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) scholarships for academic year 2019-2020. The FLTA program is a nine-month, non-degree experience for early career teachers.  FLTA participants teach Arabic at colleges and universities in the United States while simultaneously taking courses in American culture.  Teachers ...
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U.S. Congratulates Tunisians on Municipal Elections

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 7, 2018 The United States congratulates the people of Tunisia on the country’s first-ever free municipal elections, which took place on Sunday. These elections represented an important step in the consolidation of its democracy. As Tunisia meets the democratic milestones set out in its constitution, the ...
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The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a prestigious yearlong exchange in the United States for young and mid-career professionals with a proven track record of leadership, a commitment to public service, and potential for professional advancement. Humphrey Fellows pursue a self-directed, individualized, non-degree graduate-level study program.  Additionally, they have access to a range of ...
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OIG Fraud Alert – Local Vendor

The U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Inspector General continues to receive credible information that bad actors are targeting vendors overseas in an effort to defraud foreign businesses.  The current scheme, affecting U.S. Embassies and Consulates in the Middle East and Africa region, involves unknown individuals purporting to be contracting officials from Embassies. Consulates ...
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On the Occasion of Tunisia’s National Day

Press Statement John J. Sullivan Deputy Secretary of State Washington, DC March 20, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer congratulations on the occasion of the 62nd anniversary of Tunisia’s independence. Tunisia’s impressive democratic transition continues to serve as an inspiration to the world. We commend the Tunisian ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder The U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia informs American citizens that due to protests occurring in Tunisia focused on the United States, the U.S. Embassy will be closing early on Friday, December 8, 2017. American citizens are reminded to review their personal security plans; remain aware of their ...
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Press Statement as Delivered by Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan

Tunis, November 18, 2017  Press Statement as Delivered by Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, Following Meeting with Senior Tunisian Government Officials to Discuss Political, Economic, and Security Cooperation     Thank you very much.  I am honored to be here in Tunisia and to have the opportunity to meet with President Caid Essebsi, ...
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Fulbright Specialist Program

The Fulbright Specialist Program offers non-U.S. institutions the opportunity to host American academics or professionals to build expertise in a specific area.  The program strengthens ties between the host institution and the Fulbright Specialist’s home institution in the United States. Eligibility Requirements for Host Institutions Institutions that may be eligible to request a Fulbright Specialist ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission at Tunisian Chambers of Commerce and Industry Forum

Good morning, Ambassador Rubinstein is presently out of the country, but sends his greetings and wishes for a successful Forum.  I am pleased to represent him at this important event, and would like to thank Minister Behi for his remarks and invitation. I look forward to hearing from the other distinguished speakers, as well. Supporting ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at CEED Graduation Ceremony

Mr Slim Chaker Minister of Health, Honorable Company representatives, Distinguished Guests, السيّد سْليم شاكر وزير الصِحّة مُمَثّلو الشركة الكِرام أيّها الضيوف الكِرام مساء الخير I am delighted to join this evening’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development graduation reception.  I want to thank CEO Wafa Makhlouf for her warm welcome and for inviting me. إنّه لَمِنْ دواعي سروري ...
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Tunisian Civil Society Organizations Announce Their Municipal Elections Observation Projects

TUNIS (Tuesday, July 18, 2017) – As part of its program to support the monitoring of domestic election efforts in Tunisia, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), along with its six partner associations, officially launched today six projects aimed at observing the different aspects of the municipal elections process. Chahed Observatory, Youth Without Borders (JSF), Ofiya ...
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NBA Star Salah Mejri Back in Tunisia, Engages With Tunisian Youth

During his July visit to Tunisia, Dallas Mavericks forward Salah Mejri, the first Tunisia in the NBA, collaborated with the U.S. Embassy on an outreach event with Houmetna Sport, a local organization that engages at-risk youth through sports.  Mejri talked about his life and career and played basketball with the kids, giving them tips on ...
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Ambassador Rubinstein’s Remarks at the 2017 Independence Day Celebration

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. It is a genuine honor for me to welcome you to this evening’s celebration of the 241st anniversary of the United States of America. سيِّداتي سادتي، يُشرّفُني حقّا  أنْ أرَحِّب بكم بيننا هذا المساء ونحن نحتفل بالذكرى المِئَتَيْن والـواحدَة والأربعين لاسْتقلال الولايات المتّحدة الأمريكية. أودُّ أنْ أسْتهِلَّ هذا الحفلَ بالترحيبِ ...
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Joint Statement of the U.S-Tunisia Trade and Investment Council

TUNIS, TUNISIA — The United States-Tunisia Trade and Investment Council met on April 21, 2017 in Tunis under the bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).  Ambassador Mokhtar Chaouachi, Director General for Asia and the Americas in the Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, hosted the Council meeting, which is the seventh held since the TIFA ...
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NEA Regional SportsUnited Program – Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia

Are you passionate about youth sports as a tool for tackling challenges in your community? We are looking for coaches, teachers, trainers, and community organizers, age 20-40, to participate in an exchange program for Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. Funded by the U.S. Department of State’ Sports United Division and implemented by World Learning and ...
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Statement by President Trump on Syria

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 6, 2017 STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP ON SYRIA   Mar-a-Lago, Florida 9:40 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  My fellow Americans:  On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians.  Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at Launch of Machrou3i Phase II

As Prepared for Delivery Machrou3i (Phase II) Launch Event Remarks Minister Abdelkafi, Minister Ladhari, Minister Khalbous, Minister Hammami, distinguished guests, good afternoon. It gives me great pleasure to be here today to celebrate the launch of Phase II of Machrou3i, or “my project” in Arabic.  First and foremost, I would like to take the opportunity ...
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Columbia’s OpenStartUp Boosts Tunisia’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The Deputy Chief of Mission Benjamin Moeling and PAO Stacy Barrios joined the Minister of Higher Education and representatives from Columbia University, BIAT bank, Africinvest and 17 Tunisian universities for the closing ceremony of the OpenStartUp Tunisia entrepreneurship mentoring program and competition. Sponsored by a university linkage grant from the Embassy, the program was designed ...
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A Roundtable Discussion on How to Be the Next Techwomen Leader

Women Leaders in Technology (WoLTech), an association founded by a group of Techwomen alumnae to support women in STEM fields, organized a round table discussion entitled “How to be the Next Techwomen Leader.” During the event, the WoLTech team introduced a group of Tunisian women working in STEM to the Techwomen program. The presentation was followed ...
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Defining Its Own Democracy: Tunisia and the Way Forward

Defining Its Own Democracy: Tunisia and the Way Forward Daniel H. Rubinstein United States Ambassador to Tunisia Though I came to Tunisia as Ambassador in the Fall of 2015, my relationship with the country and its people actually began in the late 1990s. In some ways, the Tunisia I returned to in 2015 is the ...
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Millennium Challenge Corporation Board of Directors Selects Tunisia for New Compacts

MCC Selects Tunisia for new compacts; recognizes Tunisian commitment to good governance, investments in its people, and economic freedom. Tunisia-specific selections from MCC announcement: WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 14 — At its quarterly meeting on December 13, 2016, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors selected Burkina Faso, Sri Lanka and Tunisia for new MCC compacts ...
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Tunisian USDA Cochrane Fellows Receive Management Training

From September 18 to October 1, 10 Tunisian U,S, Department of Agriculture Cochrane Fellows received agricultural cooperative management training in Washington, D.C. and Minnesota.  The program, a USDA-University of Minnesota joint venture, gave the Fellows an overview of U.S. cooperative management systems, including government funding and policies.  The Fellows will use what they learned to ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary and Ambassador Attend MENA-OECD Ministerial Conference

Deputy Assistant Secretary John Desrocher and Ambassador Rubinstein attended the opening ceremony of the 2016 MENA-OECD  Ministerial Conference in Tunis .  The two-day event brought together ministers of international cooperation, trade, investment and public governance to discuss challenges facing the region, to explore ways to bolster economic growth and employment and to strengthen regional and international integration.
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Ambassador Rubinstein Visits Mahdia

On September 28, 2016, American Ambassador Daniel Rubinstein travelled to Kssour Essaf in Mahdia Governorate to highlight the United States Government’s commitment to supporting inclusive economic growth, competitiveness, and job creation throughout Tunisia. While in Mahdia, the Ambassador attended a ceremony marking the signing of a partnership agreement between the  Tunisian American Enterprise Fund  (TAEF) and the Société Tunisienne de Traitement ...
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