LIAS is committed to research excellence across a number of strategically important fields to Libya’s future including Islamic finance and economics, media and communications, Libyan identity, energy policy, domestic security, healthcare, and public service delivery and policy. We pursue disciplinary excellence in these fields through an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach. Our ambitions and areas of research inquiry are aimed at gaining consensus on key socio-economic development challenges, reducing evidentiary gaps, and defining ways forward.
At LIAS, our Al Riwaq department, which recalls Libya’s tradition of open discussion and debate in public forums, draws upon students, faculty, and community members to offer a channel to come together for dialogue, discussions, and discourse. Al Riwaq is a dedicated department at LIAS that has a mandate to create a productive research environment at LIAS and ensure our scholarship serves the needs of Libya.
Our research vision and strategy articulates our commitment to scholarly excellence and a number of broad strategies to ensure our scholarly work advances knowledge and contributes to public policy, economic prosperity, social cohesion, development, community identity, culture and the quality of life. We plan to do this by