Phyllis Bennis

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Phyllis Bennis is a writer, analyst, and long-time activist on Middle East and UN issues. She directs the New Internationalism Project at The Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, and is a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. In 2001 she helped found and remains on the advisory board of the US Campaign to End Israeli Occupation. She writes and speaks widely across the US and around the world as part of the global peace movement and she has served as an informal adviser to several top UN officials on Middle East and UN democratization issues.

She is the author of numerous books on Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Palestine, and US foreign policy, including her recent, Understanding ISIS & the New Global War on Terror: A Primer. She is the recipient of a Lannan Residency Fellowship.


Phyllis Bennis elsewhere on Lannan.org

Phyllis Bennis with David Barsamian, (Events)
Phyllis Bennis, (Residency)
Juan Cole with Phyllis Bennis, (Events)


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