What Went Wrong in Libya?: A Look at Key Actors, Events, and the International Community's Role in Libya's Downward Spiral

  • 1302 International Affairs Building, Columbia University

With Hanan Salah, Libya Researcher, Human Rights Watch.

moderated by Dipali Mukhopadhyay, Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, SIPA.

About the speaker: Hanan Salah, Libya researcher in the Middle East and North Africa division, investigates human rights abuses in Libya. She produces detailed reports, news releases, and op-eds based on her findings and conducts local and international advocacy. Before joining Human Rights Watch, Salah worked as protection team leader for western Libya at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), supervising a team of delegates and visiting scores of detention facilities. Prior to working in Libya, she was the ICRC detention team leader in Algeria and a delegate in Chad and Iraq. She has also served as the regional manager for the Middle East and North Africa at Hilfswerk, an Austrian humanitarian organization. Salah holds a Master's degree from Vienna University in Economics and Business Administration. She is a native speaker of Arabic and German and also fluent in English and French.

Sponsored by the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War & Peace Studies and Middle East Institute.