Nadim Shehadi is an Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House where he directs a programme on the regional dimension of the Palestinian refugee issue in the Middle East Peace Process. He is also a senior member of St Antony’s College Oxford where he was director of the Centre for Lebanese Studies from 1986 to 2005. Nadim is a member of the executive board of the Centro de Estudios de Oriente Medio of the Fundacion Promocion Social de la Cultura in Madrid. In 2010 he was a visiting fellow at the Aspen Institute in Washington DC and in the summer semester of 2012 he will be a visiting scholar at Tufts University. He is also a consultant to several governments and international organizations. Nadim was trained as an economist with an interest in the history of economic thought.