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Dignity and Dawn: Libya's Escalating Civil War


Date: Thursday 12 March, 18:00 – 20:00

Venue: New Babylon Meeting Center, Anna van Buerenplein 41a in The Hague

More than three years since the overthrow of Libyan ruler Muammar Qaddafi, the country is facing an extremely complex political and security situation. A confuse number of militias and other actors are controlling patches of territory; while successive and  competing governments – partially supported by outside actors – are unable to establish effective governing structures. Not least with the arrival of the “Islamic State” in Libya, as demonstrated through the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in February 2015, the political and security environment in the country and the wider Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA) looks increasingly grim and volatile.

On Thursday 12 March, ICCT convened the evening seminar “Dignity and Dawn: Libya’s Escalating Civil War” during which Associate Fellow Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross shed light on the complex situation in Libya and reflected on a range of economic, ideological and political / social challenges for policymakers. A response was given by Mr. Ernesto Braam, who is currently Strategic Policy Advisor Middle East & North Africa at Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The expert meeting was chaired and moderated by ICCT Director Mr. Mark Singleton.



17:45 – 18:00  Doors open

18:00 – 18:10  Welcome by Mark Singleton (Director, ICCT)

18:10 – 18:40  Presentation by Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross (Associate Fellow,  ICCT)

18:40 – 19:00  Response by Ernesto Braam (Strategic Policy Advisor, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

19:00 – 19:30 Questions & Answer session

19:30 – 20:00 Drinks reception


Venue  The New Babylon Meeting Center is located next to The Hague Central Station. With your back to the rail tracks take a right onto the Anna van Buerenplein. On your left hand, you see the New Babylon which you enter. Once inside, take the elevator the 2nd floor. Here, take a left and another left.