Gregory Khalil is a lawyer and was a legal advisor with the Negotiations Support Unit (NSU) from 2004 through January, 2008. The NSU is an international organization based in Ramallah that provides legal, policy and communications advice to the Palestinian leadership on peace negotiations with Israel. At the NSU, Mr. Khalil worked on a variety of issues–including Israel’s construction of a barrier in the West Bank and Israel’s unilateral evacuation of its settlers from the Gaza Strip in 2005–that might impact prospects for peace and a viable two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He has lectured widely on the conflict and most recently was an official member of the Palestinian delegation to the U.S.-sponsored peace conference in Annapolis, Maryland in November, 2007. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, and received his J.D. from Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut. He is a member of the State Bar of California. Born and raised in San Diego, California, much of Mr. Khalil’s family resides in Beit Sahour, a predominately Christian town near Bethlehem.