Libya: Past, Present and Future

Libya’s February 2011 uprisings offered an early example of the dangers of the regional upheavals when met with the military might of a recalcitrant dictator. The civil war that ensued and ultimately led to the killing of Gaddafi in October 2011 marked the beginning of a challenging transition that has been held back by repeated set backs, complex civil wars, wars by proxy, and shaky ceasefires. The future remains uncertain but deserves our attention and careful consideration.

Speaker biographies:

Mary Fitzgerald – Libya researcher. Associate Fellow, ICSR, King’s College London – Full bio can be found at