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Rashid Khalidi’s “Brokers of Deceit”


Oct 23 2015


11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Rashid Khalidi's Brokers of Deceit

Rashid Khalidi’s Brokers of Deceit

The Borders of the Middle East Faculty Forum

A Faculty Forum based on Dr. Rashid Khalidi’s book Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East. The format of this event will consist of a brief introduction from Dr. Khaildi followed by comments from five Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty members, and a Q&A segment from the audience.

Faculty Panel

Prof. Shai Ginsburg, Duke University Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Prof. Erika Weinthal, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment

Prof. Cemil Aydin, UNC-Chapel Hill Department of History

Prof. Fadi Bardawil, UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Asian Studies

Moderator: Erdag Göknar, DUMESC Director, Duke University, Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies)

Rashid Khalidi received his BA from Yale in 1970, and his D.Phil. from Oxford in 1974. He is editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies, and was President of the Middle East Studies Association, and an advisor to the Palestinian delegation to the Madrid and Washington Arab-Israeli peace negotiations from October 1991 until June 1993. He is author of: Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. has Undermined Peace in the Middle East (2013); 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); British Policy Towards Syria and Palestine, 1906-1914 (1980); and co-editor of Palestine and the Gulf (1982) and The Origins of Arab Nationalism (1991).

Sponsored by the Duke University Middle East Studies Center and co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Duke Department of History, Duke Department of Political Science, UNC-CH Department of History, and the Duke-UNC-CH Consortium for Middle East Studies.


Rashid Khalidi

Columbia University

Rashid Khalidi is the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University. He received his B.A. from Yale University in 1970, and his D.Phil. from Oxford in 1974.  He is editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies, and was President of the Middle East Studies Association, and an advisor to the Palestinian…...

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Erdağ Göknar

Duke University

Erdağ Göknar is Associate Professor of Turkish Studies at Duke University and an award-winning literary translator. He holds a Ph.D. in Near and Middle Eastern studies (Turkish literature and culture) and has published critical articles on Turkish literary culture as well as three book-length translations: Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk’s My…...

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Cemil Aydin

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Cemil Aydin is Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His interests focus on both Modern Middle Eastern History and Modern Asian history, with an emphasis on the international and intellectual histories of the Ottoman and Japanese Empires. He is particularly interested in historical…...

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Fadi Bardawil

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Fadi Bardawil is Assistant Professor of Global Studies in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an anthropologist (Ph.D Columbia University, 2010) who researches the traditions of intellectual inquiry, practices of public criticism, and modalities of political engagement of contemporary Arab…...

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Shai Ginsburg

Duke University

Shai Ginsburg is Associate Professor in the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University. His teaching and scholarship address Hebrew Literature, Israeli Cinema, Jewish Cinema, Critical Theory, Film Theory, and Nationalism. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and two books....

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Erika Weinthal

Duke University

Dr. Weinthal is the Lee Hill Snowdon Professor of Environmental Policy and Associate Dean for International Programs. She specializes in global environmental politics and natural resource policies with a particular emphasis on water and energy. The main focus of her research is on the origins and effects of environmental institutions.…...

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