Rashid Khalidi is appointed in the Department of History at Columbia University and affiliated with SIPA.

He is editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies, served as president of the Middle East Studies Association, and was an advisor to the Palestinian delegation to the Madrid and Washington Arab-Israeli peace negotiations from October 1991 to June 1993.

He is author of 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); and British Policy Towards Syria and Palestine, 1906-1914(1980), and was the co-editor of Palestine and the Gulf (1982) and The Origins of Arab Nationalism (1991).

He received his BA from Yale in 1970 and his D.Phil. from Oxford in 1974.