Groundbreaking Website Reveals Libya's Commitment to Democracy
Inaugural Content to Include Broadcast of Recent Debate with Muammar al-Gaddafi on the Progression of Democracy in the Muslim World and Across the Globe
TRIPOLI, Libya--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 22, 2007--Following a first-of-its kind event in which Muammar al-Gaddafi engaged in a free-form debate on democracy, the World Center for Green Book Studies today launched a groundbreaking Website as part of Libya's efforts to openly engage the international community on democracy and economic development in Libya. The Website address is: http://www.LibyaInTheGlobalAge.com.
Initially, the Website will broadcast a March 2, 2007, debate in which Mr. Gaddafi was joined by internationally renowned political theorists Anthony Giddens and Benjamin R. Barber. Dr. Barber is the Gershon and Carol Kekst Professor of Civil Society and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland and Lord Giddens is the former Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
The two-hour debate focused on three distinct themes:
-- Democracy in Libya - the Jamahiriya System: An exploration of the vision that led to the founding of the People's Authority in Libya thirty years ago, Gaddafi's aspirations for the Libyan people and the way that they engage with government.
-- Globalization since the founding of the People's Authority: A broad conversation about how the world has changed in the last thirty years - how people think and feel about the globalization of government, democracy, ideas, money, culture and politics, in an age of security threats and the implications of this change for Libya.
-- What the next 30 years of the People's Authority in Libya will bring: A discussion of the role of the Libyan state and democracy in a modern context, charting the practical progress of Libya and the increasingly important role that the civil and economic sectors will play in the country and the region.
Please visit www.LibyaInTheGlobalAge.com for more information.
George Snell, 781-487-4608