The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood

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Foreign Policy Association

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Wednesday, November 8, 2006
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
Grupo Santander
45 E. 53rd St. (between Park & Madison Avenues)
New York, NY
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Lecture on “The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood” featuring Dr. Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies, Director, Middle East Institute, Columbia University.

Event Speakers

    • Rashid Khalidi, Ph.D. - Speaker
      Edward Said Chair in Arab Studies, Columbia University

      Dr. Rashid Khalidi is the Edward Said Chair in Arab Studies at Columbia University. He was previously Professor of Middle East History and Director of the Center for International Studies at the University of Chicago, where he taught from 1987 to 2003. He taught at the Lebanese University and the American University of Beirut from 1974 to 1983, and at Georgetown and Columbia universities from 1983 until 1987. He received a B.A. in History from Yale University in 1970 and a D. Phil. in Modern History from Oxford University in 1974.


      Khalidi is past President of the Middle East Studies Association, and is President of the American Committee on Jerusalem, and editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies. He was an advisor to the Palestinian delegation to the Madrid and Washington Arab-Israeli peace negotiations from October 1991 until June 1993. He has received fellowships and grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the American Research Center in Egypt, and the Rockefeller Foundation, and was the recipient of a Fulbright research award.


      Khalidi's most recent book is Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East (2004, Beacon Press). He is also the author of Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness (which shared the Middle East Studies Association's Albert Hourani Prize as the best book of 1997), British Policy Towards Syria and Palestine, 1906-1914 (1980); Under Siege: PLO Decision-Making During the 1982 War (1986). He was the co-editor of Palestine and the Gulf (1982) and The Origins of Arab Nationalism (1991).

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