Past Event

After Elections in Palestine and Israel, What Has Changed?: A Public Lecture by Rashid Khalidi

After recent Israeli and Palestinian elections, it seems many of the key players have changed. What else has changed? Where do we go from here?

The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council, In These Times magazine, and Roosevelt University’s Mansfield Institute for Social Justice host a public lecture by Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University on the Arab/Israeli conflict.

Rashid Khalidi is Director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University and author of the forthcoming The Iron Wall: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood. His most recent publications include Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America’s Perilous Path in the Middle East, (Beacon Press, 2004) and Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness, (Columbia University Press, 1997).

Kahlidi is past President of the Middle East Studies Association, and was an advisor to the Palestinian delegation to the Madrid and Washington Arab-Israeli peace negotiations from October 1991 until June 1993. He is editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies. He received his B.A. from Yale University, and his D.Phil. from Oxford University and has taught at the Lebanese University, the American University of Beirut, Georgetown University, and the University of Chicago.

As part of Chicago Public Radio’s new program, Chicago Amplified, a recording of this event can be listened to or downloaded.