Avi Melamed

Fellow of Intelligence and Middle East Affairs for the Eisenhower Institute Avi Melamed who serves as the Fellow of Intelligence and Middle East Affairs for the Eisenhower Institute is an expert on the Current Affairs in the Arab and Muslim World. He has his finger on the pulse on the Arab world and is one of the most well-rounded and insightful analysts in his field. In his decades of public service, Avi - an Israeli Jew who is fluent in Arabic, English and Hebrew, with a unique understanding of Arab society and culture - has held high-risk Government, Senior Advisory, Intelligence and Counter-Terrorist intelligence positions in Arab cities and communities throughout the region – often in very sensitive times - on behalf of the Israeli government agencies. With a proven record of foreseeing the evolution of events in the Middle East and their impact on a local and regional level, Avi provides intelligence analysis, briefings and tours to diplomats, Israeli and foreign policy makers, international media outlets and a wide variety of organizations and private clients on a range of Israel and Middle East affairs. As an Author, Educator, Strategic Intelligence Analyst, and the Fellow of Intelligence and Middle East Affairs for the Eisenhower Institute, Avi educates current and future leaders around the world about Israel and the Middle East and trains them to be Media Literate Critical Thinkers who dialogue with reality and don’t get sidetracked by concepts, narratives and theories. Avi’s upcoming book, Inside the Middle East: Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth, offers a unique insight into the Arab world, challenges widely-accepted perceptions and provides a gripping and uniquely enlightening guide to make sense of the events unfolding in the region. Through all of his efforts, as an analyst, educator, entrepreneur, and writer, Avi is a bridge builder. He dedicates himself to enhancing the Arabic, English and Hebrew speaking audience’s comprehensive understanding of the Middle East and of each other.

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