Executive Director: Jason Pack has long worked to promote U.S.-Libyan commercial, academic, and governmental ties. After helping Western businesses operate in Tripoli in 2008, he served as U.S.-Libya Business Association (USLBA) Program Manager from 2009 to 2010. He then completed a Master of Studies degree in Global and Imperial History at St. Antony’s College, Oxford in 2011. Since then, he has been affiliated with the University of Cambridge, where he was a PhD student and researcher of Middle Eastern History. Jason has advised the United Nations, NATO, and most Western governments on formulating policy towards Libya. Via his consultancy, Libya-Analysis®, Jason specializes in producing bespoke reports for Western companies which monitor specific aspects of the political and security situation in Libya, while also providing big-picture forecasting. In this capacity, he is an affiliated North Africa Analyst at Risk Intelligence, a Danish company specializing in maritime risk, and the Senior Libya Analyst at CRCM North Africa, a German strategy firm.
In 2015, Jason founded as a non-profit 501(c)(3) monitoring service detailing the Islamic State's history, its interactions with other jihadi actors, and Western actions toward the group. Jason is the editor of The 2011 Libyan Uprisings and the Struggle for the Post-Qadhafi Future (Palgrave Macmillan, June 2013) and lead author of Libya's Faustian Bargains: Breaking the Appeasement Cycle (Atlantic Council, May 2014). His analysis and opinion articles have appeared in The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe SpectatorNewsweekThe Financial TimesThe GuardianForeign Policy, and Foreign Affairs. One of the few Western experts on the inner workings of Libya's jihadi militias, Mr. Pack is a frequent commentator on the BBC, France 24, CNN, VOA, and Al Jazeera.