Ahmad Samih Khalidi is a Palestinian from an old Jerusalem family and a Senior Associate Member at St. Antony`s College, Oxford who served as an advisor to the Palestinian delegation to the Madrid-Washington peace talks in 1991-1993 and a senior advisor on security affairs to the Cairo-Taba PLO-Israel peace talks in 1993.
He has written widely on Middle Eastern political and security affairs in English and Arabic and has been active in Middle East peace-making for over two decades. He is co-author of `Syria and Iran`: Rivalry and Cooperation` (Royal Institute of International Affairs, London, 1995) and of `Track-2 Diplomacy: The Middle East and Beyond` (MIT Press, Cambridge Mass, 2004) and a forthcoming work on Palestinian security concerns`
He will use his expertise to discuss the theme in depth at the cafe. There will be plenty of time afterwards for questions.