Libya and the Middle East: The Post-Qaddafi World

Hisham Matar, Novelist; Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch

As Libya's rebels push forward in their fight to secure the country from the forty-two year old regime of Muammar al-Qaddafi, questions on the future of the country are mounting. Chaos, autocracy, and partition are only three of the perils facing future Libya, with tribal, regional, and class divisions ever-present as impediments to peace and order. Will Libya require an international military presence on the ground? What type of government will prevail? What are the prospects for Libya’s future? Join The Chicago Council for a discussion on Libya in context of this year’s historic uprisings, the pending power transitions, and what the region may look like after Qaddafi.

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Matar’s latest book, Anatomy of a Disappearance, will be available for purchase and signing following the program.