By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 9 March 2017:
Hopes for Libya’s future wellbeing will be at the centre of a roundtable workshop this Saturday afternoon in Tunis. Organised by Research Institute on Contemporary Maghreb (IRMC), the event seeks to cover all aspects of contemporary Libyan life.
The moderators are Jerome Harmony, a lecturer in political science at the University of Paris and currently on secondment at IRMC. His research focuses on the sociology of regime change. Also hosting is Kora Andrieu, a researcher specialising in the issues of transitional justice in developing countries.
Among the speakers will be the Libya Herald’s Managing Editor and co-founder, Sami Zaptia. Also attending is Mohamed Eljarh, the Libya specialist at the Atlantic Council
Abdul Rahman Algeli is a research associate at the prestigious Department of War Studies of King’s College, London. In the years after the revolution, he was a security consultant in the office of the British prime minister David Cameronuntil 2014. Professor Faraj Najem is a historian at the University of Benghazi. He spent 30 years in exile in the UK, but returned after the revolution.
The gathering is part of this weekend’s festival on Libyan culture and civil life, Min Ajl Libya (“For Libya”) being organised by the French embassies to Libya and Tunisia.
The Min Ajl Libya festival is on 11 and 12 March at the French Institute in Tunis and in addition to the antiquities roundtable will include another on contemporary Libya as well as an exhibition of works by Libyan artists, meetings with Libyan writers and poets, concerts and Libyan food.
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