December 20, 2011 - Ali Tarhouni has come home. His second home, that is. A visit to friends and family in Seattle this week is only a brief respite for Tarhouni, the popular senior lecturer in business economics at the University of Washington Foster School of Business who spent much of the past year securing financing for the Libyan revolution.
In a press conference held on the UW campus today, Tarhouni reflected on his remarkable year and the future of his native Libya. His official reason for the trip, made as a special envoy, was to thank the United States government for its support during the revolution. He’s also working to build a partnership between his two nations.