Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: A Conversation with Wafa Bugaighis
As the conflict between Libya’s political factions drags on, its humanitarian and economic crisis deepens. Meanwhile, the Islamic State is exploiting the vacuum wrought by the fighting and the absence of coherent, capable institutions. What are the prospects for a ceasefire and the formation of an inclusive, sustainable government? Wafa Bugaighis, the charge d’affaires and highest-ranking diplomat at the Libyan Embassy in Washington, will offer her vision for ending the war and discuss how the international community can help rebuild Libya. Carnegie’s Frederic Wehrey will moderate.
Wafa Bugaighis is the senior representative of the Libyan government to the United States, holding the rank of charge d’affaires. She has previously served as acting foreign minister as well as deputy minister for political affairs in Libya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Frederic Wehrey is a senior associate in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His writing on Libya has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, and Foreign Policy.
If you were unable to attend the event,the full video is available below with Ms. Bugaighis' speech, as well as a Q&A session.
- Apr 21, 2015 15:00
- Apr 21, 2015 16:00
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- Think Tank
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