Iron Cage: The Palestinian Struggle for Statehood

WED, OCT 4, 2006 (1:17:33)

Rhashid Khalidi, one of the foremost US historians of the Middle East, uses history to provide a clear-eyed view of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, and assesses the alternatives for peace in the Middle East. His lecture is based on research for his newest book The Iron Cage: The Story of The Palestinian Struggle for Statehood. Cosponsored by Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East, the Harvard Book Store and Don and Jeannette McInnes.

+ BIO: Rashid Khalidi

Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies, received his BA from Yale in 1970, and his D.Phil. from Oxford in 1974. He is 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 is author of Sowing Crisis: American Dominance and the Cold War in the Middle East (2009); The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood (2006); Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America’s Perilous Path in the Middle East (2004); Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness (1996); Under Siege: PLO Decision-Making During the 1982 War (1986); and British Policy Towards Syria and Palestine, 1906-1914 (1980), and was the co-editor of Palestine and the Gulf (1982) and The Origins of Arab Nationalism (1991).

Cambridge Forum
Muslim Culture Series
Peace in the Middle East Series