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Libya's Descent Into Civil War

Libya's Descent Into Civil War

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About this Event

16 Feb 2015 @ 12:45
About the Speech:
 
In a new book, The Libyan Revolution and its Aftermath, leading journalists, academics and specialists trace Libya’s journey from the protests that sparked an uprising in February 2011 to the bitter struggles of its post-revolution transition. In this IIEA seminar, two of the book’s contributors - journalist Mary Fitzgerald and Libya analyst Peter Cole - will be joined by a former member of Libya's first post-Gaddafi government, Dr. Fatima Hamroush, to discuss what led to the current crisis, the consequences for Europe, and the prospects for peace.
 
About the Speakers: 
 
Mary Fitzgerald is a journalist and analyst specialising in Libya. She has reported from Libya since the first weeks of the revolution in February 2011 and lived there throughout 2014. She is a former Irish Times foreign correspondent and her reporting on Libya has appeared in publications including the Economist, Foreign Policy, the New Yorker, the Financial Times and the Guardian. Mary is a contributor to the book The Libyan Revolution and its Aftermath.
 
Peter Cole is a former International Crisis Group Libya analyst who has also worked for the UN mission in Libya. He is a contributor to The Libyan Revolution and its Aftermath.
 
Dr. Fatima Hamroush served as health minister in Libya's first transitional government. She helped coordinate medical aid from Ireland during the 2011 revolution and has been involved in reconciliation efforts in Libya.
 

Theme: Foreign Policy and ESDP 

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