Mary Fitzgerald is a writer, researcher and consultant specializing in the Mediterranean region with a particular focus on Libya. She has worked on Libya for more than a decade. She spent several months on the ground during Libya’s 2011 uprising, lived in Tripoli in 2014, and continues to make regular trips to the country.
She has worked with the International Crisis Group (ICG), United States Institute of Peace (USIP), the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMED) among others. She has consulted for a number of international organizations working in Libya including in the areas of peace building and civil society. She is a Non-Resident Scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington DC, an Associate Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, King’s College London, and an Associate Fellow at ISPI in Milan.
Mary has worked on wider initiatives with UNESCO, the Anna Lindh Foundation, the British Council and other cultural organizations. She is a trustee of the Brussels think-tank Friends of Europe.
Her work has appeared in publications including the Economist, Foreign Policy, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, Politico, World Politics Review, the Guardian, Monocle, and Roads & Kingdoms.