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Date and Location

October 26, 2022
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM EST



​More than 10 years after the outbreak of the Libyan revolution and the departure of Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafi, Libya continues to experience sharp political divisions and difficulties in unifying institutions and agreeing on a constitution. Following the open postponement of the December 24th elections and despite internal efforts, there is still no fixed date for elections in order to end the transition period and realizes the people's aspirations for a democratic political system that guarantees economic well-being, social stability and equitable distribution of wealth.In recent years, Libya has also been the scene of foreign interventions from many states that have taken advantage of Libya's fragility and carried out proxy wars that have left the Libyan people with great frustration. At the international level, the attempts to reach a solution were challenging and despite huge efforts deployed, the United Nations promising road map unfortunately didn't went to its end. The Libyan file is being delayed in the international agenda following the Russian-Ukrainian war.How long will Libya stay in this situation? How can a political agreement be reached to end the internal divide? What role do the Libyan Presidency Council and other national institutions have in finding a Libyan solution? How can we put an end to external interference? Can Libya play a role in stabilizing international oil markets, especially after the return of production? What role does Libya play in Africa's open conflict between the West, Russia and China?The discussion will be hosted by Former Prime Minister of Tunisia Dr. Youssef Chahed. The other featured panelists for this discussion will be: Stephanie T. Williams, former SG special representative for Libya and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL); Frederic Wehrey, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace’s Middle East Program; Khaled Kaim, former Deputy Foreign Minister of Libya; and Mohamed “Moin” Mansour Kikhia, Chairman of the Libyan Democratic Institute.​


Speakers and Presenters

​Stephanie T. Williams, Frederic Wehrey, Khaled Kaim, and Moin Kikhia