Born in Gaza and raised in Al Nuseirat Refugee Camp, Dr Ramzy Baroud is a US-Arab journalist, media consultant, author and editor of the Palestine Chronicle. He is a non-resident scholar at Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza's Untold Story (Pluto, 2009), and The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story (Pluto, 2018), among other books. He has a PhD in Palestine Studies from the University of Exeter. Dr Baroud is in New Zealand on a speaking tour to promote The Last Earth.