Peter Beinart and Rashid Khalidi in Conversation

January 19, 2024

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On Friday, January 19th at 12pm ET, we invite you to a conversation between Jewish Currents editor-at-large Peter Beinart and eminent Palestinian American historian Rashid Khalidi. The discussion will focus on the latest iteration of what Khalidi has called “the hundred years’ war on Palestine,” asking how Israel’s most recent assault is consistent with, and how it departs from, that longer history; where the Palestinian national movement goes from here; why Palestinian freedom has become a defining issue for progressive activists; and what the crackdown on pro-Palestine activism means for US universities.

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This event is co-sponsored by The Beinart Notebook.

Rashid Khalidi is the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University. He is editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies, and was previously the president of the Middle East Studies Association. He is author of many books, including The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017 (Metropolitan Books, 2020).

Peter Beinart teaches national reporting and opinion writing at the Newmark J-School and political science at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is editor-at-large for Jewish Currents, an MSNBC political commentator, and a fellow at the Foundation for Middle East Peace.