Event Title

Understanding ISIS & the New Global War on Terror

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What gave rise to ISIS and how is the group holding onto power? To answer these questions, Phyllis Bennis will address the intersecting crises of terrorism, war, refugees and racism. She will examine the failure of US military strategy, the reasons for Obama's edition of the 'global war on terror,' the origins of ISIS and links to the Iraq war, and what US policy SHOULD be on Syria and ISIS.

About the Lecturer: Fellow Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism Project at IPS, working as a writer, activist and analyst on Middle East and UN issues. She is also a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. In 2001 she helped found and remains active with the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. She works with many anti-war organizations, and writes and speaks widely across the U.S. and around the world as part of the global peace movement. She has served as an informal adviser to several top UN officials on Middle East and UN democratization issues. Phyllis has written and edited eleven books. Among them are her new Understanding ISIS & the New Global War on Terror: A Primer, the 6th updated edition of her popular Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, as well as Before & After: US Foreign Policy and the War on Terror and Challenging Empire: How People, Governments and the UN Defy U.S. Power.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

3-2-2016 12:00 PM

End Date

3-2-2016 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

ISIS, Global war on terror, Israel and Palestine

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English

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Understanding ISIS & the New Global War on Terror

Fairhaven College Auditorium

What gave rise to ISIS and how is the group holding onto power? To answer these questions, Phyllis Bennis will address the intersecting crises of terrorism, war, refugees and racism. She will examine the failure of US military strategy, the reasons for Obama's edition of the 'global war on terror,' the origins of ISIS and links to the Iraq war, and what US policy SHOULD be on Syria and ISIS.

About the Lecturer: Fellow Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism Project at IPS, working as a writer, activist and analyst on Middle East and UN issues. She is also a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. In 2001 she helped found and remains active with the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. She works with many anti-war organizations, and writes and speaks widely across the U.S. and around the world as part of the global peace movement. She has served as an informal adviser to several top UN officials on Middle East and UN democratization issues. Phyllis has written and edited eleven books. Among them are her new Understanding ISIS & the New Global War on Terror: A Primer, the 6th updated edition of her popular Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, as well as Before & After: US Foreign Policy and the War on Terror and Challenging Empire: How People, Governments and the UN Defy U.S. Power.