Phyllis Bennis
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A fellow in the New Internationalism Program of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, Phyllis Bennis is also a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. Her areas include Middle East and United Nations affairs. She is an editor of MERIP's Middle East Report.

Bennis' newest book is Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Today's UN. Her other books include From Stones to Statehood: The Palestinian Uprising, Altered States: A Reader in the New World Order and Beyond the Storm: A Gulf Crisis Reader. Her forthcoming (April 2002) book will be called Before & After: U.S. Foreign Policy and the September 11th Crisis.

Bennis appears frequently as a commentator/analyst on U.S. and international television and radio programs, and at universities, church and community organizations and political seminars across the U.S. and abroad. She has testified in Congressional hearings on Iraq. She has been a presenter at conferences of the Peace Studies Association and the Middle East Studies Association. She has been a speaker at UN seminars on Palestine in New York, Toronto, Athens, Prague, New Delhi, Madrid and Paris, as well as at the Congress of the World Federation of UN Associations in Luxembourg, the Indian International Center in New Delhi and the European and international congresses of World Federalists in Italy. She has addressed the European Parliament in Brussels on Europe's role in the Middle East, and the Dutch Parliament on Iraq sanctions policy. She has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, UCLA, MIT, American University, Georgetown, Jawarhalal Nehru University, Bir Zeit University (West Bank), Universities of Chicago, Texas, Colorado, Washington, Minnesota and many other universities.