Phyllis Bennis is a Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies and a member of the national board of Jewish Voice for Peace. She helped co-found the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, and co-chaired the UN-based International Coordinating Network on Palestine. Her books include Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer. She has worked closely with United Nations officials on Palestine, and was twice short-listed to become the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
Location: Washington, DC
Areas of Expertise: US Middle East policy, including Palestine/Israel and broader region; role of Israel in U.S. policy; U.S. wars and in region; Palestine in international law and the United Nations; history of Zionism; BDS and other strategies for changing U.S. policy; role of Palestinian rights movement within broader peace and justice movements