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Libya: Two Years On

Chatham House, London

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Chair: Sir Richard Dalton, Convener, Libya Working Group; Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House


Libya stands two years on from the uprising which marked the transition from authoritarian regime toward an independent, fledgling democratic state.

Libya's peaceful transfer of power to an elected national assembly and the establishment of civil and political institutions are marked achievements, as international attention focuses on the instability on its borders. Challenges remain however, with delays in the selection of the constituent assembly, continued concerns about the security situation and an ongoing debate about federalism vs centralism.

In the context of this milestone, the Libya Working Group will convene to assess developments and look ahead, exploring the internal dynamics, with a focus on politics and the economy, and Libya's role in the region and the international community.

Attendance is by invitation only.