WOCMES AWARDS Confirmation
Every four years, coinciding with a new edition of the congress, WOCMES International Advisory Council highlights the prominent trajectory of an outstanding expert for this/her contribution to Middle Eastern Studies.
In this edition, 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.
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.
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 will undoubtedly be one of the most important moments of the celebration of WOCMES Seville 2018, having a superb finale with a performance by the Royal Seville Symphony Orchestra of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherezade, conducted by John Axelrod.
WOCMES Awards Acceptance speech by Rachid Khalidi