Avi Shlaim

Avi Shlaim is an Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College and Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford. He held a British Academy Research Professorship in 2003-06 and he was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 2006. His main research focuses on the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict and Middle Eastern affairs. He is known as one of the “New Historian” in the dispute over the birth of Israel.
He is the author of Collusion across the Jordan: King Abdullah, the Zionist Movement, and the Partition of Palestine (1988); The Politics of Partition (1990, second edition 1998); War and Peace in the Middle East: A Concise History (1995); The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World (2000, second edition 2014); Lion of Jordan: The Life of King Hussein in War and Peace (2007); and Israel and Palestine: Reappraisals, Revisions, Refutations (2009).

Khalil Nakhleh

Khalil Nakhleh is a former Program Director of the Welfare Association in 1984-1993, a former Director of the Qattan Center for Educational Research and Development in 2004-05 (a Palestinian organization) and worked as a Consultant for EU and UN associated organizations mainly in the development sector. He has his Ph.D. from Indiana University in Socio-Cultural Anthropology. His main academic interest focuses on the Palestinian society and its possibility of transformation under the occupation. He is the author of The Sociology of the Palestinians (with Elias Zureik, 1980); Indigenous Organizations in Palestine (1990); The Myth of Palestinian Development: Political Aid and Sustainable Deceit (2004); Globalized Palestine: The National Sell-out of a Homeland (2012); Professor Israel Shahak: An Unwavering Humanist Critic of Jewish-Zionist-Israeli Hypocrisy (2014, in Arabic); Rebellious Memory: My Family, My Village, My Homeland-Deconstructing Narratives of affiliation (2016, in Arabic).