phyllis-bennisPhyllis Bennis

Ending the Multiple Wars in Syria: The U.S. Role

Thursday, November 17, 2016

TIME: 11:30 am – Bar opens; 12:15 pm – Lunch served;
1-2 pm – Presentation and Q & A

EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon

Phyllis Bennis, a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies and of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam, is a prominent writer and activist with U.S. and global anti-war and anti-occupation movements. She was a co-founder of the United for Peace and Justice Coalition against the Iraq War and the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. She writes and speaks widely at universities and community organizations across the U.S. and around the world on Middle East issues, particularly Palestine–Israel, Iraq and Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, ISIS, and the U.S. war on terror. She has testified to Congress, advised the White House, and briefed government
officials in many other countries.

She is a frequent analyst on Amy Goodman’s “Democracy Now”. Her recent books include Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror and Understanding the Palestinian–Israeli Conflict: A Primer.


The Program Committee is organizing a new program series, beginning with “The U.S. Role in a Changing World,” which kicked off with Derek Chollet’s September 29 presentation on President Obama’s foreign policy. The series “Social Role of the Arts” will begin January 10, 2017, with a presentation by poet and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller.  We plan to present one program every month in each series, with ample notice so those interested in these topics can attend. Lunch programs planned to date in the “U.S. Role” series: Phyllis Bennis on November 17 (U.S. Role in the Syrian civil wars (see this month’s calendar for details); Ambassador Dennis Ross on December 7 (U.S.-Israel relationship); and Medea Benjamin on January 12 (Saudi Arabia and Yemen).


The books will be available for purchase and signing.
 $25 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only


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