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About the Director

Khaled Elgindy

Elgindy is the author of the newly-released book, Blind Spot: America and the Palestinians, from Balfour to Trump, published by Brookings Institution Press in April 2019. Elgindy previously served as a fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution from 2010 through 2018. Prior to arriving at Brookings, he served as an adviser to the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah on permanent status negotiations with Israel from 2004 to 2009, and was a key participant in the Annapolis negotiations of 2007-08. Elgindy is also an adjunct instructor in Arab Studies at Georgetown University.

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Advisory Council

Odeh Aburdene

Abed Awad

Khaldoun Baghdadi

Noura Erakat

Dr. Manal Fakhoury

Lara Friedman

Rula Jebreal

Rashid Khalidi

Yousef Munayyer

George Salem


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