The Middle East Institute's George and Randa Slim Family Foundation Lecture Series Presents: A Conversation on the Current Middle East Situation with Walid Khalidi
The Middle East Institute is proud to host renowned Palestinian historian and scholar Walid Khalidi for a discussion about recent developments in the Arab world. Walid Khalidi is an Oxford University-educated historian who has written extensively on topics including the Palestine problem and the Arab-Israeli conflict. He is general secretary and co-founder of the Institute for Palestine Studies established in Beirut in December 1963 as an independent research and publishing center. Khalidi's first teaching post was at Oxford, a position he resigned from in 1956 in protest at the British participation in the invasion of Egypt. He was professor of political studies at the American University of Beirut until 1982 and thereafter a visiting professor of government and senior research fellow at the Center for Middle East Studies at Harvard. He was also a visiting research professor at Princeton University. Khalidi was co-founder of the Royal Scientific Society of Amman. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.