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‘Breakthrough or Breakdown?: The Real Prospects for the Libyan Dialogue in Tunis’
Special NCUSLR Web-Event ∙ Monday, November 23rd at 9:30AM ET

The UN’s Libya Mission claims “there’s real momentum” in the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum continuing this week in Tunis. The 75 UN-selected participants agreed to hold elections in 18 months. But prominent Libyan figures have made similar agreements in the past – only to see them ignored amidst recrimination and conflict.

After a half-dozen years of civil war, Libyans are tired – and also more deeply divided than ever. Weapons are plentiful and mistrust is pervasive. Outside actors continue to ply their agendas. Covid-19 has added another complicating feature.

What are the real prospects for the Tunis talks? Who are the 75 participants and how were they chosen? Are there any signs of serious progress? What are the critical tasks to make this latest venture in peace-making a success, when so many other attempts have ended up in failure? Are promising concepts being overlooked?

On Monday, November 23rd at 9:30AM ET, the National Council on US-Libyan Relations, a non-profit focused on encouraging Libya’s democratic transition, will host leading, expert voices from Libya, Europe and the US to examine these questions. Participants include:

Dr. Hani Shennib; President; National Council on US-Libya Relations

Zahra Langhi; Tunis Dialogue Participant; Libyan Expertise Forum for Peace & Development

Wolfgang Pusztai; Security & Policy Analyst; Chairman NCUSLR Advisory Board.

Jason Pack; Founder, Libya Analysis & Senior Fellow Middle East Institute

Mohamed Eljareh; Co-founder, Libya Outlook Research & Consultancy

Jazia Shuaitir; Dialogue Participant. Professor of Law, Benghazi University.

Edward P Joseph; Senior Fellow & Lecturer; Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute. NCUSLR Board of Directors

HE Mohamed El-Dayri; Former Foreign Minister of Libya

Nov 23, 2020 09:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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