Dr. Valid al-Khaledi was born in 1925 in Qods (Jerusalem). He graduated from London University in 1945 , and from Oxford University in 1951 , In 1946, he began work at the Arabic Research Institute in Qods. Between the year 1951 -56 , Valid al-Khaledi taught at the Institute of Oriental Studies at Oxford University, and in protest to England's cooperation and participation in the third Arab-Israeli War against Egypt, he resigned, and from 1957 he taught political science at the American University in Beirut. For one year, he worked with Princeton University as a researcher on the Orient. With the cooperation of some of his friends, in 1963 he founded the Institute of Palestinian Studies in Beirut and become the head of its board of trustees. In 1968, with the help of his friends, he founded the Royal College of Oman. In 1976 he joined Harvard University as a member of the Center for International Research. From 1978 to 1982 he was active as a visiting professor in political science, and since 1982, he has been a research professor in Middle Eastern studies. He has also participated in writing the Encyclopedia Britannica and the Islamic Encyclopedia.