"Beginning on March 22, Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs will host a conference entitled 'The Prospect for Democracy: A-Libyan-American Dialogue.' On the second and final day of the conference, Libyan strongman Muammar al-Qadhafi is to address the participants by video conference. He is slated to speak about his views on the prospect of democracy in Libya. Among the participants will be Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Welch. The conference is being cosponsored by Columbia, the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, and the Libyan regime."
Mohamed Eljahmi has more here in today's NRO.
Also, see his column last week on Qadhafi's image makeover, which we highlighted here.