Jerry Sorkin is the Founder and President of TunisUSA, a tour company based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Tunis, Tunisia. The firm has been a pioneer in developing cultural tourism and academic programs, and working with local groups on projects in Tunisia, Iran, Libya, Algeria, and Turkey.
Jerry’s involvement with Tunisia dates back some thirty years, with recent projects in post-Revolution Tunisia including both university and adult programs on democratization, civil society and entrepreneurial micro-tourism concepts.
He served as a consultant for the World Bank and was among the authors of their 2012 report on restructuring Tunisia’s tourism economy. Recently he took on the role as Director of George Washington University’s International Institute of Tourism Studies.
In August 2013, Conde Nast Traveler magazine named Jerry as one of their “Top Travel Specialists”, for the fifth year in a row.
Jerry earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, specializing respectively in Middle East Studies and International Business.