is Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political Science, University of Benghazi, Libya. She is currently research fellow at the Institute for African Studies (IAS) at Bayreuth University. She has been a Humboldt fellow (PSI) at the University of Bayreuth. She has also been Vice President of the Libyan Experts Forum since 2017. She worked as a consultant to the UNDP and UNSMIL project “Towards National Reconciliation in Libya Project” during the period 2017–2019 and has been a consultant to ESCWA project on the “Libyan Socio-Economic Dialogue” since January 2019. Her book Political Culture in Libya (2001) is considered a standard work. Amal Obeidi specializes in gender issues, governance and state-building, security issues, peace-building and conflict resolution, and the issue of reconciliation and transitional justice, in North Africa in general and Libya in particular.
is a German ethnologist. His main fields of research are political anthropology with a particular focus on non-state forms of power, local politics, Saharan borderlands, and the anthropology of development. He is interested in the regions of North Africa, the Sahara and the Sahel. He has worked on politics, economics and tribal organization in the Egyptian-Libyan borderland. He is co-founder and member of the executive committee of the African Borderlands Research Network (ABORNE, http://www.aborne.net/). ABORNE has been funded by the European Science Foundation (ESF) and belongs to the collaborative research groups of the Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies (AEGIS). In 2016, Thomas Hüsken was appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board on Education and Discourses at the Goethe Institute. From the beginning of the Libyan Revolution in 2011 to date, Thomas Hüsken has conducted extensive fieldwork in Libya (in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2018). He is author of the book Tribal Politics in the Borderland of Egypt and Libya (Hüsken 2019).