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Libya After Qaddafi

Seminar Center for Global Humanities Lecture/Seminar Series

Ali Abdullatif Ahmida

University of New England Professor of Political Science


Professor Ahmida, who is chair of UNE's Department of Political Science, is author of The Making of Modern Libya: State Formation, Colonization, and Resistance, 1830-1932 and Forgotten Voices: Power and Agency in Colonial and Postcolonial Libya. He also edited Beyond Colonialism and Nationalism in the Maghrib: History, Culture and Politics and Bridges Across the Sahara: Social, Economic and Cultural Impact of the Trans-Sahara Trade during the 19th and 20th Centuries.

Ahmida has lectured in a variety of U.S., Canadian, European and African universities and colleges, and has contributed several articles, book reviews, and chapters to books on the African state, identity and alienation, class and state formation in modern Libya.

He has also been called upon to advise the United Nations Security Council on issues related to North Africa.

Assigned Reading

Ali Abullatif Ahmida,Forgotten Voices: Power and Agency in Colonial and Postcolonial Libya (Routledge, 2005)

Read Ahmida's op-ed article in the New York Times during the uprising against Qaddafi in Libya.


(207) 221-4335

6:00 PM
WCHP Lecture Hall

Portland Campus

Free and open to the public