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POMEPS is proud to present the book launch of Dr. Wolfram Lacher’s new book, Libya’s Fragmentation: Structure and Process in Violent Conflict (I.B. Tauris, 2020) on February 26, 2020 at 12PM at the Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 505.
Dr. Lacher analyzes the forces that have shaped Libya’s trajectory since 2011. Questioning widely held assumptions about the role of Libya’s tribes in the revolution, he shows how war transformed pre-existing social structures and explains why Khalifa Haftar has been able to consolidate his sway over the northeast. Based on hundreds of interviews with key actors in the conflict, Lacher advances a new approach to the study of civil wars, placing the social ties of actors at the centre of analysis and exploring the link between violent conflict and social cohesion.
Wolfram Lacher is Senior Associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). His research focuses on conflict dynamics in Libya and the Sahel region, and relies on frequent fieldwork. Lacher has published in many journals and media outlets, including Survival, Mediterranean Politics, Foreign Affairs and The Washington Post. He received his PhD in Political Science from Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.
Free copies of the book will be available for students
A light lunch will be provided
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