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25 November 2011 | PR 11/149

The Arab Spring and the Fall of Gaddafi: an eyewitness account

Loughborough graduate and Libyan national, Anas El Gomati, returns to the University on Monday to provide a first-hand account of the Libyan conflict and the fall of Gaddafi.

A graduate of the Department of Politics, History and International Relations, Anas El Gomati is a Middle East analyst and Director of the Sadeq Institute based in Tripoli – a non-profit organisation geared towards inspiring positive change in the wake of the February revolution in Libya.

He is actively involved in the debate about the future of Libya and will give a talk on his personal impressions of the Arab Spring, the fall of Gaddafi and the future role the West could or should play in it.

The talk will take place in the Brockington Building on campus at 5pm on Monday 28 November.

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Notes for editors:

1. Anas El Gomati will be available for interview on Monday. For arrangements please contact Amanda Overend on 01509 223491 or Jarrah Webster on 01509 228658.

2. Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2011 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK’s Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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