This week in Oslo, amid a state of emergency in Tunisia, the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The prize will be awarded to four civil society groups that led Tunisia's transition to democracy. We spoke with former Wilson Scholar, Arnaud Kurze, about the significance of the quartet’s selection. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.



Arnaud Kurze is Assistant Professor of Justice Studies at Montclair State University and is also a Professor with the Department of Politics at New York University. During 2009 and 2011 he was a Visiting Fellow at Sciences Po Paris. In the past, he was the Publication & Web Editor at the Center for Global Studies (CGS) at George Mason University and Coordinator of CGS's "Human Rights, Justice & Democracy Project," funded by the Open Society Institute. He has published in several academic journals and is author of several reports on foreign affairs for the government and international organizations. His latest coauthored article, “Contested spaces of transitional justice: legal empowerment in global post-conflict contexts revisited,” was published in spring 2015 with the International Journal of Human Rights. He has also served as a Research Scholar with the Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program.


John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming. Previously he served as host and producer of Dialogue at the Wilson Center and Close Up on C-SPAN. He also teaches a course on politics and media for Penn State’s Washington Program.