Dr. Khalil Shikaki is an Associate Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (Ramallah). He finished his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1985, and taught at several universities including Bir Zeit University, al-Najah National University, the University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee), and the University of South Florida (Tampa). He spent Summer 2002 as a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC. Dr. Shikaki has conducted more than 100 polls among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip since 1993. His recent publications include Palestinian Public Opinion and the Peace Process: Long Term Trends and Policy Implications (Washington DC: United States Institute of Peace, 2005), forthcoming, “The Future of Palestine,” Foreign Affairs (November-December 2004); Building a State, Building a Peace: How to make a Roadmap that Works for Palestinians and Israelis (The Brookings Institution: Washington DC, Summer 2003); The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process: Oslo and the Lessons of Failure (East Sussex: Sussex Academic Press, 2002), co-editor with Robert Rothstein and Moshe Ma’oz; “Self-Serving Perception of Terrorism Among Israelis and Palestinians,: Political Psychology (September 2002), pp. 537-557, with Jacob Shamir; “Determinants of Reconciliation and Compromise among Israelis and Palestinians,” Journal of Peace Research (March 2002), pp.185-202, with Jacob Shamir; “Palestinians Divided,” Foreign Affairs (January-February 2002); “How Palestinians View the Oslo Process,” Internationale Politik – Transatlantic Edition (Winter 2001); and, Strengthening Palestinian Public Institutions, with Yezid Sayigh as principal authors (New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 1999).