IPS Scholars Rashid Khalidi and Salim Tamari Awarded Prestigious Accolades

IPS Scholars Rashid Khalidi and Salim Tamari Awarded Prestigious Accolades

The Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) is honored to announce that two of its longtime scholars, Rashid Khalidi and Salim Tamari, have recently received awards from the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) and the State of Palestine, respectively.

Rashid Khalidi, Editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies and Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University, received the quadrennial WOCMES Seville 2018 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Middle Eastern Studies in recognition of “his public role as a prominent voice of the Palestinian cause,” WOCMES said in its announcement. “Khalidi is the highest authority on interpretations of the Arab-Jewish and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts. It is impossible to understand this region and its historical experiences without Khalidi’s works,” the announcement continued.

Salim Tamari, Editor of Jerusalem Quarterly and Professor of Sociology at Birzeit University, received the State of Palestine National Recognition Award for his collective body of work. Established by presidential decree, the award is the highest honor in the fields of literature, political science, and the arts. It was announced in conjunction with the annual Palestine International Book Fair, held by the Palestinian Ministry of Culture.

The IPS community of scholars, researchers, and staff extends its warmest congratulations to Khalidi and Tamari. They both have been an integral part of our commitment to preserve Palestinian history and culture, and informing the public with peerless scholarship and cutting-edge research.