March 1, 2016 at 6:15 pm

Baker Peace Keynote | Persistence of Sykes-Picot Frontiers in the Middle East, March 24

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The 2016 Baker Peace Conference begins with a keynote address by Dr. Rashid Khalidi titled “The Persistence of the Sykes-Picot Frontiers in the Middle East” on Thursday March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nelson Commons.

Dr. Rashid Khalidi

Dr. Rashid Khalidi

The theme of the 2016 conference, held March 24 and 25 at Ohio University, is “History, War, and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East.” The conference focuses on the Middle East, from World War I to the present time. These events are free and open to the public. See the 2016 conference schedule.

Khalidi is chair of the History Department at Columbia University and is affiliated with the School of International and Public Affairs there.

He is editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies, served as president of the Middle East Studies Association, and was an adviser to the Palestinian delegation to the Madrid and Washington Arab-Israeli peace negotiations from October 1991 to June 1993.

Khalidi is author of 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); and British Policy Towards Syria and Palestine, 1906-1914 (1980), and was the co-editor of Palestine and the Gulf (1982) and The Origins of Arab Nationalism (1991).

He received his B.A. from Yale in 1970 and his D.Phil. from Oxford in 1974.

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