|Residence||Fairfax, Virginia, US|
|Occupation||Executive Director of Arab Center Washington DC, Inc.|
|Home town||Washington, DC|
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.
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 at Harding University.
Titles and positions
- Member of the boards of directors and advisory boards of various Middle East-oriented groups, including ANERA, MIFTAH and Search for Common Ground in the Middle East
- 2000–2003 — Executive Vice President of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and director of its government affairs affiliate, NAAA-ADC
- 1996–2003 — Vice President of the American Committee on Jerusalem
- 1990–2000 — President of the National Association of Arab-Americans
- June 1989–December 1990 — Associate Executive Director for Public Affairs of the National Association of Arab-Americans
- 1980–1982 — Teacher of Arabic at the University of Chicago Extension and at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
- American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
- National Association of Arab-Americans
- Palestinian Christians