Cambridge Consulting Firm Hired By Gadhafi Has Links To Harvard

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Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. (AP)
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. (AP)

A prominent lobbying firm based in Cambridge, The Monitor Group, is said to have worked closely with well-known Harvard professors to rehabilitate the reputation of Libya's president, Moammar Gadhafi.

Reporting by Mother Jones magazine and internal documents from the Monitor Group show that beginning in 2006, the firm was hired to "enhance the profile of Libya and Moammar Gadhafi" with the help of several prominent scholars from Harvard, including the current dean of the Kennedy School, Joseph Nye.

The Monitor Group was also hired by Gadhafi's son, Saif, to provide research support for his PhD dissertation at the London School of Economics.


  • David Corn, Washington Bureau Chief, Mother Jones magazine
  • Stephen Walt, professor of International Affairs, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government


This segment aired on March 7, 2011.


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