Palestine in the Age of Trump

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Rashid Khalidi, Ph.D.

Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies, Columbia University

April 19th, 2017 at 1pm at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

The new President has promised to "make a deal" in Palestine, while at the same time coming closer than any previous administration to the positions of the current Israeli government. What does this mean for Palestinians, who have lived either under occupation in their own homeland for half a century, or dispersed in exile for 70 years?

Rashid Khalidi is the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, a leading expert on Palestine and the region, and a prolific author. He is a frequent commentator in the media and the editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies, which provides research on, and analysis of, the Arab-Israeli conflict, with an emphasis on finding a peaceful resolution.

Professor Khalidi is the author of:

* Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. has Undermined Peace in the Middle East (2013), winner of the Lionel Trilling Book Award and the MEMO Book Award

* Sowing Crisis: American Dominance and the Cold War in the Middle East (2009)

* Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness (1997), winner of the Middle East Studies Association’s Albert Hourani Prize

* and other books spanning more than three decades.

In addition, Professor Khalidi has written more than 100 scholarly articles, and has contributed to publications, including The New York Times, The Financial Times, and The London Review of Books. He has been a regular guest on news programs, including NPR’s All Things Considered, The Charlie Rose Show, the BBC, Radio France Inter and France Culture, Al Arabiyya, and Russia Today.

Professor Khalidi was born in New York City and received his B.A. from Yale University in 1970, and his D.Phil. from Oxford University in 1974. He has taught at Lebanese University, American University of Beirut, Georgetown University, and the University of Chicago.