Renowned scholar Rashid Khalidi, one of the leading academics in the study of the 20th century Palestinian national movement, will receive the 5th WOCMES Award next coming Wednesday 18th of July 2018.

Every four years, coinciding with a new edition of the congress, WOCMES International Advisory Council highlights the prominent trajectory of an outstanding expert for his/her contribution to Middle Eastern Studies. In this occasion, the Council endorsed the candidacy of Dr. Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University and one of the most brilliant scholars of our days.

Khalidi is the highest authority on interpretations of the Arab-Jewish and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts, and author of some of the most influential studies on the topic. His public role as a prominent voice of the Palestinian cause is globally recognized and valued. It is impossible to understand this region and its historical experiences without Khalidi’s works.

The Award ceremony, which will take place next July 18th in the evening at the Teatro de la Maestranza, will undoubtedly be one of the most important moments of the celebration of WOCJMES Seville 2018.

The event (to which all accredited participants are invited) will have a superb finale with a performance by the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville, directed by maestro John Axelrod, of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherezade.

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