Trinity Long Room Hub
34min2022 APR 19
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Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 1 – 2pm An 'in conversation' event featuring Trinity Long Room Hub Visiting Research Fellow Professor Rashid Khalidi (Columbia University), hosted by Professor Eve Patten, Director Trinity Long Room Hub. About Rashid Khalidi Rashid Khalidi is the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, where he has served as chair of the History Department and Director of the Middle East Institute, and was a co-founder of the Center for Palestine Studies. He has taught at the Lebanese University, the American University of Beirut, Georgetown University and the University of Chicago, where he directed the Middle East Center and the Center for International Studies. 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 co-editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies, and was President of the Middle East Studies Association, and 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 Ford Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the American Research Center in Egypt, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation, and was recipient of a Fulbright research award. He has written over a hundred scholarly articles and book chapters on Middle Eastern history and politics, and has published opinion pieces across an international media. As a visiting research fellow at the Trinity Long Room Hub , Professor Khalidi has been exploring the parallels between Ireland and Palestine and their colonial histories. In this fellow in focus discussion, he reviews his career as a scholar and public intellectual and discusses the progress of his current research.

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