Unpacking the Conflict in Libya | Wilson Center
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Unpacking the Conflict in Libya

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The Wilson Center’s Africa Program and Middle East Program invite you to a briefing with Anas El Gomati, Director of Libya’s first think tank, the Sadeq Insitute, on Tuesday, June 25 from 10:30 am-12:00 pm in the 6th Floor Boardroom at the Wilson Center.

Mr. El Gomati will give a briefing on the current situation in Libya and address geopolitical dynamics at play as well as competing narratives around the conflict. His remarks will also highlight the most pressing challenges facing Libya and its people, including the dire situation of the internally displaced across the country.

Merissa Khurma, Project Director, Middle East Special Initiatives at the Wilson Center will moderate the meeting. Michael Morrow, Senior Diplomatic Fellow with the Africa Program will give opening remarks.


Anas El Gomati

As the Founder and General Director of the Sadeq Institute, Anas El Gomati brings international experience in public policy, strategic policy advisory and political analysis. He is a graduate of the Politics, History and International Relations department at Loughborough University (UK), and has since worked in the Sustainability department at an IOC and served as an advisor and publisher on Libyan affairs for several European think tanks. Among his publications is “Freedom or Survival?” regarding non-violent solutions to the recent Libyan conflict. He is also a frequent and renowned commentator on Libyan and Middle Eastern affairs on Al Jazeera, France 24 (in English, French and Arabic), Sky News and several others.

Sadeq Institute

Sadeq Institute is a non-governmental think tank based in Libya that provides analysis and understanding of strategic Libyan issues and challenges by cultivating a culture of public discourse and plurality of thought. It is the world’s first research institute specializing in Libyan affairs. The Sadeq Institute aspires to a Libya where every citizen’s opinion is heard and valued, and every person is treated with dignity and respect. During this critical juncture in Libya’s history, we believe free and open discussion will be vital to the cultivation of an informed and progressive political culture. 



  • Michael Morrow

    Senior Diplomatic Fellow
    Charge d’affaires, United States South Sudan embassy, U.S. Department of State