Masterclass Middle East – Lecture #2

How to stop migration from Libya? 

12 March, 18:00-20:00

Résidence Palace, Wetstraat 155, 1040 Brussels


A lecture by Mahmoud Jibril

Mahmoud Jibril served as the interim Prime Minister of Libya for seven and a half months during the Libyan Civil War, chairing the executive board of the National Transitional Council from 5 March to 23 October 2011. He also served as the Head of International Affairs. Mr. Jibril’s government was recognised as the “sole legitimate representative” of Libya by the majority of UN states including France, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, Iran, and Qatar.

As of July 2012, Mr. Jibril is the founder and head of the largest political party in Libya, the National Forces Alliance (NFA).The NFA won both democratic elections since the fall of the Gaddafi regime.

Follow him on Twitter @Mahmoud_Jibril.


The lecture will be introduced by Karel De Gucht, IES President


Karel De Gucht is the President of the Institute for European Studies at the VUB, and a Belgian politician. Mr. De Gucht holds a master’s degree in Law from the VUB, where he is Professor of European Law. His political background includes being Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium, European Commissioner for Trade, and for Development and Humanitarian Aid. Prior to this, he held numerous senior political positions in the European, Flemish, and Belgian Parliaments.



Free access. 

UPDATE on 09/02/2018: Lecture 2 is now fully booked! Keep an eye on our social media pages for a video of the event.

If you would like to attend this lecture but haven’t been able to register: Provided the room is not full at the time the lecture starts, we will allow non-registered participants to access the lecture on a first come first served basis and until the room reaches full capacity.

Read about the other lectures in this Masterclass here.

This Masterclass is co-organised by TIMEP Europe, Arab Leaders for Freedom and Democracy, and the Institute for European Studies at VUB.


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