by Gail Hairston
(Oct. 31, 2014) — American efforts to further a "peace process" in the Middle East has instead exacerbated the conflict, according to Rashid Khalidi, the next speaker in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences year-long Passport to the World:Year of the Middle East series.
Khalidi will also explore how America could contribute to a just resolution of the Palestine issue during his lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at Memorial Hall.
Khalidi is the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies and chair of the Department of History at Columbia University. He received his bachelor's from Yale University in 1970 and a doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University in 1974, and 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