Phyllis Bennis is the Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies and is a fellow of both TNI and the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington DC where she directs IPS’s New Internationalism Project. Phyllis specialises in U.S. foreign policy issues, particularly involving the Middle East and United Nations. She worked as a journalist at the UN for ten years and currently serves as a special adviser to several top-level UN officials on Middle East and UN democratisation issues.A frequent contributor to U.S. and global media, Phyllis is also the author of numerous articles and books, particularly on Palestine, Iraq, the UN, and U.S. foreign policy.
Remi Kanazi is a Palestinian-American poet and writer based in New York City. He is the editor of the recently released collection of poetry, spoken word, hip hop, and art, Poets For Palestine. His focus is Middle East politics – specifically Palestinian/Israeli politics. Mr. Kanazi’s work has been published in the Palestinian territories, Israel, and America as well as in online magazines around the world. He is the primary writer for the political website www.PoeticInjustice.net.