The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: a lecture by Rashid Khalidi

Thursday, October 13, 2022 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Honouring Feridun Hamdullahpur, President Emeritus of the University of Waterloo

The Faculty of Arts is very pleased to present Dr. Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies in the History Department at Columbia University, for this special lecture and panel discussion in support of Palestinian studies at the University of Waterloo.

Based on his 2020 book, The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance 1917-2017, Professor Khalidi will lay out a framework for understanding the conflict over Palestine. Not a chronicle of victimization, nor a whitewash of the mistakes of Palestinian leaders, this talk re-evaluates the forces arrayed against the Palestinians, and offers an illuminating new view of a conflict that continues to this day.

About the speaker

Rashid Khalidi
Rashid Khalidi received his BA from Yale in 1970, and his D.Phil. from Oxford in 1974. He is co-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: The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917- 2017 (2020); 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), and The Other Jerusalem: Rethinking the History of the Sacred City (2020).


  • Maissaa Almustafa, Postdoctoral Fellow, Political Science, York University, and Adjunct Professor, Political Science, University of Waterloo
  • Michael Dan, Neurosurgeon, author and philanthropist
  • Renée Worringer, Associate Professor, History, University of Guelph

This is a hybrid event. The lecture will be a live, remote broadcast for audiences in the auditorium and online, followed by an on-stage discussion by our panel of scholars, with questions taken from the audience.

This lecture is made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends. We extend sincere appreciation to the donors who contributed to the Foundation for Palestinian Studies Fund.