Strengthening the Tunisian-American Relations

The Hannibal-USA Society

The Hannibal-USA Society

 “Advocacy is Mightier than the Sword” for modern-day Carthage.

Hannibal (247-182 BC) “We will either find a      way, or make one”


The Hannibal-USA Society, an entity within the Tunisian American Center, is a non-partisan, non-profit and secular Advocacy type project. It aims to be a forum for American friends of Tunisia who share their commitment to making Tunisia better known on the American political scene. In doing so, The Hannibal-USA Society also helps in strengthening America’s global engagement.

The Society was named after the legendary Carthaginian General and Lawmaker, Hannibal Barca, whose genius earned him the title of “Father of Strategy” and whose vision of World trade inspired generations throughout History. By dispatching its members throughout the United States, the Society aims to expand on Hannibal’s vision of world trade and promote the Tunisian-American friendship.


1. Helping in building a constituency in United States for Tunisian-American relations by raising Tunisia’s profile among decision makers and opinion shapers.

2. Perform a scientific/cultural function of honoring the military and legislative legacy of third century BC Carthaginian General, Hannibal Barca.


1. Advocacy Network

The Hannibal-USA Society members constitute a network of Advocates who, using tools provided by the Society to advocate year-around from wherever they are and strive to engage elected officials and media outlets to advance issues unique to Tunisia.

2. Tunisia Advocacy Day (Treaty Day)

The annual Tunisia Advocacy Day (Treaty Day) is a recurring opportunity to celebrate the August 28, 1797 signing of the first Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Tunisia and the United States.

Photo of the actual treaty of peace and friendship between Tunisia and the USA. (Credit:

At the event, the Society’s members take part in a day of issue briefings then prepare for the evening’s meeting with members of Congress’ Tunisia Caucus and/or their staffs and with media representatives.

In addition to providing an opportunity to educate  deciders and influencers about the cause of Tunisia (Discussions, Lectures, Films…), the event includes the presentation of the Hannibal-USA Society Award, a traditional dinner and a Tunisian cultural performance.

3. The Hannibal-USA Award

-The annual Hannibal-USA  Society Award was established to reflect the Club’s mission and to honor Hannibal’s strategic thinking and his vision of world trade. The recognition is to be given to individuals who support the Tunisian-American partnership and who champion the cause of “modern-day Carthage”.  The Award presentation ceremony takes place on Treaty Day.

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4. Education 

-Political Round-table discussions,

-Lecture Series,

-Film showing.

-Legislators Study Trips to Tunisia

Congressional information 

Scholarly Publications