Gadhafi’s son: then and now

As late as last year, Saif al-Islam Alqadhafi was still giving speeches at the London School of Economics

Below is audio of a speech by Moammar Gadhafi’s son, Saif al-Islam Alqadhafi, delivered at the London School of Economics on May 25, 2010. (A video of the speech is available here.) Alqadhafi’s speech was titled Libya: Past, Present, and Future, and he was described as “Chairman of the Gaddafi International Foundation for Charity and Development based in Tripoli, Libya.”

The Libyan leader’s son received a Ph.D. from the LSE in 2009 after writing a thesis on The Role of Civil Society in the Democratization of Global Governance Institutions: From ‘Soft Power’ to Collective Decision-Making?

Here, for the sake of contrast, is the younger Gadhafi’s televised response to the ongoing protests, in which he threatened opponents of his father’s regime with “civil war”: