Aida Essaid is the author of Zionism and Land Tenure in Mandate Palestine, published by Routledge in 2014, and is currently the director of the Information and Research Center - King Hussein Foundation (IRCKHF). She received her Honours BA from the University of Toronto where she double majored in Political Science and Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, and has an MA in Middle East Politics and PhD in Politics from the University of Exeter. Previously she was a researcher at the Center for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan, and the Senior Coordinator of a regional initiative chaired by HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, the West Asia – North Africa Forum, bringing together policy makers, academics, and civil society to discuss and propose solutions for regional issues. Aida has taught undergraduate students at the University of Exeter’s Politics Department, and was a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Political Science, University of Tübingen in Germany. She has also previously worked as a graduate teaching assistant to Professor Michael Dumper at the University of Exeter and assisted him in the editing of the four volumes of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Major Writings.