American author, activist, and political commentator Phyllis Bennis will appear at several venues across western Washington next week to discuss her recent book, Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror, including theorigins of ISIS, U.S. military strategy, the refugee crisis, and what U.S. policy on ISIS and Syria should be.
Bennis is a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. and the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. She is active in the US and global anti-war and Palestinian human rights movements. Her work focuses on changing US policy — towards a policy based on international law, human rights and equality for all in the Middle East and the United Nations, and ending wars and occupations. In addition to her new book, her other works include Before & After: US Foreign Policy and the War on Terror and Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer. She is also a regular contributor to US and global news media including Democracy Now!, PBS NewsHour, NPR’s Diane Rehm Show, al Jazeera, BBC, and many more.
12:00 – 1:20 PM: Fairhaven College Auditorium (Western Washington University, 516 High St., Bellingham)
3:00 PM: Syre Auditorium (Whatcom Community College, 235 W. Kellogg Rd., Bellingham)
7:00 PM: Village Books (1200 11th St., Bellingham)
12:00 – 1:00 PM: Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College (2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia)
7:00 – 9:00 PM: University Place Library (3609 Market Pl. West, University Place)
Bennis’s Western Washington visits are sponsored by programs at Seattle Pacific University; Town Hall Seattle; Western Washington University-Fairhaven; Whatcom Community College; The Evergreen State College; Village Books-Bellingham; Whatcom Peace & Justice Center; Voices for Middle East Peace-Bellingham; Jewish Voice for Peace-Tacoma; United for Peace of Pierce County; Peace, Justice, and Healing; and the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice.