Who is Rashid Khalidi and what does he do?
Rashid Ismail Khalidi (Arabic: رشيد خالدي; born 1948) is a Palestinian American historian of the Middle East, the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, and director of the Middle East Institute of Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.
What did Rashid Khalidi say about Mandatory Palestine?
Khalidi describes the Arab population of British Mandatory Palestine as having “overlapping identities”, with some or many expressing loyalties to villages, regions, a projected nation of Palestine, an alternative of inclusion in a Greater Syria, an Arab national project, as well as to Islam.
What is Khalidi’s research on the Middle East?
Khalidi’s research covers primarily the history of the modern Middle East. He focuses on the countries of the southern and eastern Mediterranean, with an eye to the emergence of various national identities and the role played by external powers in their development.
What did Rashid Khalidi write in Sowing Crisis?
Khalidi’s book, Sowing Crisis, places the United States approach to the Middle East in historical context. He is sharply critical of U.S. policies during the Cold War, writing that Cold War policies “formulated to oppose the Soviets, consistently undermined democracy and exacerbated tensions in the Middle East”.
When did Rashid Khalidi write Resurrecting Empire?
In Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America’s Perilous Path in the Middle East (2004), Khalidi takes readers on a historical tour of Western involvement in the Middle East, and argues that these interactions continue to have a colonialist nature that is both morally unacceptable and likely to backfire.
Who is the father of Dima Khalidi?
Khalidi is the son of Ismail Khalidi and the nephew of Husayin al-Khalidi. He is the father of playwright Ismail Khalidi and activist/attorney, Dima Khalidi. He grew up in New York City, where his father, a Saudi citizen of Palestinian origins who was born in Jerusalem, worked for the United Nations.