GLIBAL – The Global Dimension of the Libyan Crisis will provide a new reading of Libya’s ongoing war from a global perspective. Breaking with current interpretations that present the war as a result of historically self-inflicted and local problems, the project’s overall objective is to investigate how those processes that were central to the making of the US-led global order unfolded, shaped and were contested in a key country of the EU’s Southern Neighbourhood from 1969 to the present. It does so by capturing the manifold and interactive character that its people and places bear with those projects of financial and political control that consolidated at the global level from the end of WWII to the present day. By creating a better and timely understanding of the situation, the focus of the project will contribute to clarify the ways in which evolving global governance schemes—of which the EU is a major player—are connected to the formulation of policies to prevent conflict and tackle the issue of migration in the EU’s Southern Neighbourhood. More specifically, it aims to contribute to major areas of EU policy (European Neighbourhood Policy, Common Security and Defence Policy and EU Global Approach to Migration and Mobility). To accomplish this goal, GLIBAL will be undertaken in collaboration with two major academic institutions, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE) and Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), and under the guidance and supervision of the most apt and internationally established scholars, Profs Matteo Legrenzi and Timothy Mitchell. The expected results for the researcher’s career are: The consolidation of research outputs disseminated at the highest scientific level—and of communication activities fruitfully bridging research and positive societal impact issues—to underlie the achievement of a tenure-track academic position in his fields of specialization (Global and Middle East Studies).
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