By Cassandra Vinch
United States Ambassador Chris Stevens served our country's embassy in Libya for about three months.
"The late ambassador was there to represent the positions of the American government to Libyan government and Libyan people," UWSP Middle Eastern History Professor Edgar Francis said.
Experts say if a conflict between Libya and the U.S. was to happen, Stevens would meet with Libyan leaders to try to create a resolution.
Since the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi last year, historians say the country has been in a rebuilding process.
"They've been in this period of transition, sort out how to create a new government," Francis said.
During that time, they've even held elections.
"By all accounts, they're making good progress," Francis said.
But experts say that progress could be hard to see. An anti-Muslim film produced in America is believed to have contributed to the uprising--that resulted in the death of the U.S. ambassador and three others.