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Rashid Khalidi is the Edward Said Professor
of Arab Studies at Columbia University. From 1987 to 2003, he
was the Professor of Middle East History and Director of the
Center for International Studies at the University of Chicago.
He has also held teaching positions at the Lebanese University,
American University of Beirut, and Georgetown University.
Khalidi is the author of many scholarly articles and books on
various aspects of Middle East history and politics. His
book, Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern
National Consciousness, won the Middle East Studies
Association's prize for best book in 1997. His most
recent book is Sowing Crisis: American Dominance and
the Cold War in the Middle East (2009). Other
books include: 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); and
Under Siege: PLO Decision-Making During the
1982 War (1986).
He has written more than 90 articles on Middle Eastern
history and politics, including pieces in the New York Times,
Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune.
Khalidi received a B.A. in History from Yale University in
1970 and a Ph.D. in Modern History from Oxford University in
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