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The Foundations of ISIS, Terrorism, and Washington’s War on Terror

February 2, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - February 4, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

Phyllis Bennis

Phyllis BennisTerrorism – by ISIS, those inspired by ISIS, and others – continues in many parts of the world.  Understanding the origins of ISIS and identifying who supports it and why are all crucial to figuring out how to stop it.  That means also working to understand why the U.S.-led “global war on terror” isn’t working – why, despite the bombs, drones, and yes troops on the ground in Syria and Iraq, ISIS has not been defeated. At this discussion and book signing IPS Fellow and author of Understanding ISIS, Phyllis Bennis will pull back the curtain on this organization and the U.S. war against it. She’ll explain how the United States became so wrapped up in this conflict, and address the underlying question on many minds: “Can you really go to war on terror?”


February 2nd:
3:00 – 4:30 PM: Seattle Pacific University (150 Demaray Hall at 509 W. Bertona, Seattle)
7:30 – 9:00 PM: Downstairs at Town Hall Seattle (1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; tickets are $5, available at the link above)

February 3rd:
12:00 – 1:20 PM: Fairhaven College Auditorium (Western Washington University, 516 High St., Bellingham)
3:00 PM: Syre Auditorium (Whatcom Community College, 235 W. Kellogg Rd., Bellingham)
7:00 PM: Village Books (1200 11th St., Bellingham)

February 4th:
12:00 – 1:00 PM: Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College (2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia)
7:00 – 9:00 PM: University Place Library (3609 Market Pl. West, University Place)

Bennis’s Western Washington visits are sponsored by programs at Seattle Pacific University; Town Hall Seattle; Western Washington University-Fairhaven; Whatcom Community College; The Evergreen State College; Village Books-Bellingham; Whatcom Peace & Justice Center; Voices for Middle East Peace-Bellingham; Jewish Voice for Peace-Tacoma; United for Peace of Pierce County; Peace, Justice, and Healing; and the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice.

Buy the book!


February 2, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
February 4, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
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