Philip Mattar, "a 2001-2002 fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, is president of the Palestinian American Research Center (PARC). He has served as executive director of the Institute for Palestine Studies (1984-2001), associate editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies, and member of the advisory committee for Human Rights Watch/Middle East since 1993. Mattar has contributed to many conferences, seminars, and conflict resolution workshops on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He has taught at Georgetown University, Yale University, and the City College of New York. His articles on Palestine and the Middle East peace process have appeared in many policy and scholarly publications, including Foreign Policy, the Middle East Journal, and Middle Eastern Studies. He is editor of the Encyclopedia of the Palestinians and co-editor of The Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East. A revised edition of Mattar's book, The Mufti of Jerusalem, was released in 1992 by Columbia University Press. Mattar holds a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University.“ 
- Member, Human Rights Watch Middle East Advisory Committee
- Specialist for the USIP
- Executive Committee, Treasurer, Council of American Overseas Research Centers
- Senior Fellow (02-3), USIP 
- ”Biography”, Accessed January 2007.