The American Tunisian Association
The American Tunisian Association (ATA) is a non-governmental (501c3) organization whose primary mission is to promote increased awareness and improved relations between Tunisia and the United States.
The ATA sponsors a variety of events throughout the year, primarily in Washington, but with a goal of expanding beyond the D.C. area. With education as a primary goal of ATA, lectures and political roundtable discussions have been frequent programs of ATA.
The association is the only American-based organization with a mission to promote better understanding and exchange between the two countries. The association has also provided assistance to specific educational and cultural projects that support its objectives. Among these has been support for a museum in Carthage, and a grant program supporting the travel of Tunisian scholars to the United States for short-term research or professional meetings.