Khalil Jahshan

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Khalil Jahshan
Born (1948-05-09) May 9, 1948 (age 70)
ResidenceFairfax, Virginia, US
NationalityUnited StatesAmerican
EducationHarding University
OccupationExecutive Director of Arab Center Washington DC, Inc.
Home townWashington, DC
TitleExecutive Director

Khalil Jahshan (Arabic: خليل جهشان) (born in Nazareth, British Mandate of Palestine in 1948) is a Palestinian-American activist and media commentator. He serves currently as Executive Director of Arab Center Washington DC, a nonprofit think tank focussing on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Between 2004-2013, Jahshan was a Lecturer in International Studies and Languages at Pepperdine University and Executive Director of its Seaver College Washington DC Internship Program. He received a bachelor's degree in political science and French from Harding University in 1972.[1]

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Jahshan was born to a Palestinian Christian family in Nazareth, British Mandate of Palestine in 1948. He completed his elementary (Ecole Jesu Adolescent-Don Bosco) and secondary education (Terra Sancta) there. In 1969, he traveled to the United States to pursue his college education.[2]

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