Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy


27 May 2024

Participation is face-to-face only.

On 27th, the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies is organizing an international workshop dedicated to examining the processes of formulationtransformationrevision, and consolidation of governance in Libya. This initiative comes a decade after the interruption of the democratic process and resurgence of conflict in 2014, and persistent pressures between unification and polarization since then. In the beginning of 2021, Libyan politicians reached an agreement on the terms for establishing a national unity government, consolidating the previously separate administrations in Tripoli and Tobruk. This agreement marked another stride towards enduring stability subsequent to the ceasefire between the conflicting militaries in October 2020. Late in 2023, despite resurgent polarization in two main political power centres, new Libyan efforts brought some consolidation of national institutions.

We are hosting the former Senior Adviser to the Secretary-General on Libya, Ms. Stephanie Turco Williams, in addition to Libyan member of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum. We are hosting also experts spanning various fields, including scholars, analysts, policymakers, NGOs, to rethink and share their understanding during a one-day workshop in Pisa, on the topic of governance in the areas of politics, security, and the economy, the interplay between these areas and their correlation with formal and informal dynamics of power configuration, transmission and contestation.