Rashid Khalidi in Chile

On November 21-23, Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies and Co-Director of the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University, visited Chile to participate in the XIII Conference on Arab Culture, organized by the Center for Arab Studies at Universidad de Chile’s School of Philosophy and Humanities.

November 28, 2017

The focus of the three-day event was on the "One Hundred Years of the Occupation of Palestine" in commemoration of the 1917 Balfour Declaration, the 1947 partition of Palestine and the 1967 occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.

Khalidi spoke about the Balfour Declaration from the perspectives of its victims. His presentation, translated into Spanish, can be seen here.

The other international guests that participated in ten conference were Abdel Razzaq Takriti, from the University of Houston and Nur Masalha from the Centre of Palestine Studies at the University of London.

Khalili 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: Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. has Undermined Peace in the Middle East (2013); 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); British Policy Towards Syria and Palestine, 1906-1914 (1980); and co-editor of Palestine and the Gulf (1982) and The Origins of Arab Nationalism (1991).