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Rashid Khalidi

Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies, Columbia University

August 24th, 2010, Academia, Arabic, Author/Novelist, English, New York, North Africa and Middle East, North America, North America, Palestine, Religion, Terrorism, USA, War and Conflict

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Rashid Khalidi has been the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University since 2003. He taught at the University of Chicago from 1987 until 2003. Previously, he taught at the Lebanese University and the American University of Beirut from 1974 to 1983, and at Georgetown and Columbia universities from 1983 until 1987. He received a B.A. in History from Yale University in 1970 and a D. Phil. in Modern History from Oxford University in 1974.

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Why Obama’s Cairo speech didn’t change perceptions

June 16th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

At the gathering at the Bibliotheka Alexendrina, the dominant question is why has there been so little change visible since President Obama made the effort to address the Islamic world in Cairo just a year ago. His intent couldn’t have been better, and, combined with the carefully chosen phrasing, location and timing, it seemed all the criteria were in place when it came to making those words matter.

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Why Obama's Cairo speech didn't change perceptions

June 16th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

At the gathering at the Bibliotheka Alexendrina, the dominant question is why has there been so little change visible since President Obama made the effort to address the Islamic world in Cairo just a year ago. His intent couldn’t have been better, and, combined with the carefully chosen phrasing, location and timing, it seemed all the criteria were in place when it came to making those words matter.

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Israel-Palestine negotiations set to begin

April 30th, 2010, Media Alerts

WASHINGTON, USA – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced that indirect Israel-Palestine talks will be launched on Monday, as regional and international momentum grows for new action on ending the long-running conflict.

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