Council Board member Hassan Sassi participated as an invited speaker at the 'International Conference and Exhibition for Rebuilding Benghazi' over the period 5-10 May.
Dr. Sassi, the only American citizen to attend this international event (which drew participants from Europe and across the world), presented his report, 'Sustainable Reconstruction in War-Torn Societies.' Among other things, the report called for a Master Plan to guide planning and execution of the city's reconstruction. Dr. Sassi examined the destruction in the town and met with officials and representatives of civil society. The Council will continue to engage with organizations in Benghazi as well as those in major towns across Libya, including Tripoli and Misrata.