Libya: A State in Search of Itself – A Panel Discussion

Thursday, January 24, 2013
12:30pm

Elliott School of International Affairs
Linder Family Commons, Room 602

Despite successful parliamentary elections in July 2012, Libya faces numerous obstacles to state development. Rife with internal divisions and regional tensions, Libya struggles to achieve national cohesion and advance the political process. Moreover, the country's fractious and divisive political environment inhibits institution building and complicates efforts to restore internal security. In light of Libya's institutional and security challenges, the panelists will discuss current developments and prospects for Libya's political future.

Dr. Mary-Jane Deeb, Chief of African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress

Dr. Karim Mezran, Senior Fellow, Rafiq Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council

Moderated by Ambassador Edward "Skip" Gnehm, Director, Middle East Policy Forum, George Washington University

The Middle East Policy Forum is presented with the generous support of ExxonMobil

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