Oil & Power in the New Libya

Nate Mason
12:10 p.m.
Wed., Oct 5, 2016
Posvar Hall, 3911

Nate Mason, former Commercial Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, will discuss how foreign intervention played a decisive role in Libya's revolution. Questions to be addressed: 

What lessons should be learned and what can be done by foreign powers now? 
How did oil contribute to Libya's fragmentation and can it n ow bring the country back together?
Why are Libya's post-revolution governments so ineffective.

Nate Mason was the Commercial Attache at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli from December 2011 - March 2013. He served as a U.S. government advisor embedded with the Liberian Ministry of Commerce and Industry.  Mason also served from 2006-2010 as the North Africa Desk Officer at the U.S. Department of Commerce. He is now an independent consultant focusing on the Middle Ease and North Africa. 

Event sponsored by: 
The Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies
The Ford Institute for Human Security
UCIS: Global Studies Program

Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies
3930 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260