Rashid Khalidi is the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies. He received his B.A. from Yale University in 1970, and his D.Phil. from Oxford University in 1974. He has taught at the Lebanese University, the American University of Beirut, Georgetown University, and at the University of Chicago. He is past President of the Middle East Studies Association, and the co-editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies.
Khalidi is the author of The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017, 2020, winner of the 2020 MEMO Book Award; Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. has Undermined Peace in the Middle East, 2013, winner of the Lionel Trilling Book Award and the MEMO Book Award; 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, winner of the 2007 Arab American National Museum Book Award; Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America’s Perilous Path in the Middle East, 2004; Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness, 1997, winner of the Middle East Studies Association’s Albert Hourani Prize, new edition, 2010; Under Siege: PLO Decision-making during the 1982 War, 1986, new edition, 2014; and British Policy towards Syria and Palestine, 1906-1914, 1980. He is the co-editor of Palestine and the Gulf, 1982, The Origins of Arab Nationalism, 1991, and The Other Jerusalem: Rethinking the History of the Sacred City, 2020, and has written over 110 scholarly articles.
- 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)
- Palestine and the Gulf (1982)
- The Origins of Arab Nationalism (1991)