Last updated on: 9/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Edward Said, PhD Biography

Title:
Former Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University
Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

The bi-national state “is the only solution that seems to take into account the reality of the two peoples who basically claim the same land.”

“Edward Said Proposes Bi-national State,” Reuters, June 29, 2001

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Former Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University
  • Sterring Committee Member of The National Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
  • Prominent member of the Palestinian parliament-in-exile for 14 years “until he quietly stepped down in 1991”
  • Honorary Fellow of the Middle East Studies Association
  • Sultan Owais Prize in honor of his life’s work, 1997
Education:
  • PhD, Harvard
  • MA, Harvard
  • BA, Princeton
Other:
  • Born in Jerusalem, British Mandate Palestine, 1935, died in 2003
Quoted in:
  1. Is the United States an Honest Broker in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?
  2. Was Anti-Semitism the Leading Factor in the Emergence of Zionism?
  3. What Are the Arab Ties to the Land Where Israel and the Palestinian Territories Currently Exist?
  4. What Is Nasserism and How Is It Related to Both Arab and Palestinian Nationalism?