Ex Ambassador of Palestine to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg

From 2005 until 2015, she was the Ambassador of Palestine to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg, after having been the General Delegate of Palestine to France (1993 to 2005), to UNESCO (1993 to 1996), to the Netherlands in 1990, and to Ireland in 1989.

In addition, Leila participated in the launch of The Review of Palestinian Studies, which was in print until 2008, and is a patron of the Support Committee of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine, whose activities began in 2009, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Palestine Studies and of the University of Birzeit in Palestine.

Leila Shahid