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The Israel Dialogues

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Heart of the Matter: Israel and the Palestinians with Ahmad Samih Khalidi

March 4 @ 12:00 pm

With gratitude to Helena and David Fine for their generous gift of sponsorship

The Israel Dialogues provides an opportunity to engage fundamental issues facing the country, its people, and the Jewish diaspora. Join experts from various backgrounds from around the world to discuss a range of topics focusing on the regional and international contexts and principal factors which affect Israel’s place in global affairs.

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Dr. Ahmad Samih Khalidi is a Palestinian from an old Jerusalemite family. He was educated at Oxford and London Universities and is currently an Academic Visitor at St Antony’s College, Oxford and an Associate Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Geneva, and Senior Fellow at the Institute of Palestine Studies, (IPS) Beirut. He was editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies (Arabic edition) published by the IPS between 1990-2020 and has served as advisor to the Palestinian delegation at the Madrid/Washington peace talks in 1991-1993 and as senior advisor on security to the Cairo-Taba PLO-Israeli talks in 1993. He was co-chair of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences project on Israeli-Palestinian security in 1993-1995 and Associate Fellow of the Middle East program at Chatham House (Royal Institute for International Affairs) in 1995-96. He has been active in Palestinian politics for five decades and has written widely on Middle Eastern political and strategic affairs in both English and Arabic. He has published in Foreign Affairs, The New Yorker, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Cairo Review, Prospect, and OpenDemocracy, amongst others. His books (co-written with Hussein Agha) include Syria and Iran: Rivalry and Cooperation (Chatham House, 1995) Track-2 Diplomacy; Lessons from the Middle East (MIT Press, 2003) and A Palestinian National Security Framework (Chatham House, 2006).

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March 4
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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