Please join us for a special program with guest Dr. Philip Farah.
Philip Farah was born in Jerusalem in 1952, four years after his family was driven out of their home in what became Israeli West Jerusalem. He received his education at the Anglican St. George’s School in Jerusalem and later studied political science at the American University of Beirut. He returned to Jerusalem to teach at several schools in the West Bank and at Birzeit University. Philip was active in the nonviolent struggle against the Israeli occupation; he was among Palestinian progressives who pioneered relations with anti-occupation Israelis.
Philip came to the United States at the age of 27 to continue his university education, earning a PhD in Natural Resources and Environmental Economics from the University of New Mexico. He has lived and worked in several countries in the Middle East. He currently works as an economist in Washington, DC, and lives in Vienna, VA with his wife and three children. He is a founding member, in 2000, of the Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace and the Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace. Philip has addressed audiences across the United States on Middle East peace and justice issues, and he has occasionally blogged on the Huffington Post.