Fostering dialogue, reform, renewal, and restoration around rootedness and openness


Heritage Studies and Religious Dialogue Training

LIAS will offer methodology and training in disciplines such as demographic analysis, historical preservation and restoration training, qualitative and quantitative methods, and scriptural reasoning. 

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Libya Vision 2020 Labs

Libya Vision 2020 advances a national vision to guide critical analysis of the constraints that need to be overcome for transformative change by 2020. Libya Vision 2020 labs convene expert panels to analyze development challenges and advance concrete action plans to translate the national vision into action. The Libya Vision 2020 Labs Coordination Office under the Center for Libyan Studies convenes lab working groups in partnership with other LIAS faculties and provides coordination support.

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Libyan Studies Research Network

Because Libyan Studies is an emerging discipline, LIAS is in the process of establishing a network for researchers to chronicle existing research in the field. The network will include individual Libyan and international researchers and social science departments of Libyan public and international universities. 

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Graduate Program

In the future, LIAS plans to offer a Master of Arts in Libyan Studies that will include interdisciplinary training in history, geography, religion, philosophy, sociology, and anthropology.