Recorded at the James A. Little Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on 10 April, 2012.
Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism Project at The Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. She is also a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. She is a writer, analyst, and long-time activist on Middle East and UN issues. In 2001 she helped found and remains on the steering committee of the U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation.
She works closely with the United for Peace and Justice anti-war coalition, co-chairs the UN-based International Coordinating Network on Palestine, and since 2002 has played an active role in the growing global peace movement. She continues to serve as an adviser to several top UN officials on Middle East and UN democratization issues.
Bennis is the author of Ending the U.S. War in Afghanistan: A Primer (2010), Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer (2007), and Understanding the U.S.-Iran Crisis: A Primer (2008). Bennis also publishes a bi-monthly newsletter on events in the Middle East.