Author to speak Nov. 20 about the war on terror

November 10, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and director of the IPS New Internationalism Project, on Nov. 20 will speak at Purdue University on "Understanding ISIS and the War on Terror."

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is 2:30-4 p.m. in Jischke Hall, Room 101. The event is sponsored by the Committee on Peace Studies, the Department of Political Science, and the Lafayette Area Peace Coalition.

"Understanding ISIS and the War on Terror" also is the title of a new book by Bennis, who is an expert on the Middle East, the Persian Gulf and United States foreign policy.

She has written and edited 11 books including "Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict" and "Before and After: US Foreign Policy and the War on Terror." She has served as adviser to United Nations diplomats and is a regular commentator on events in the Middle East and Persian Gulf on NPR, MSNBC and other news outlets. 

Writer: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723,

Source: Harry Targ, professor of political science and event organizer, 

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