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"We believe the essence of education is not telling people what to think.
The essence of real education is teaching people how to think."

Avi Melamed

~ ITME's Founder & Chief Education Officer ~

ITME is able to customize its program to audiences from High School students to Policy Makers

Inside The Middle East | Intelligence Perspectives [ITME]
provides knowledge, customized educational experiences, tools, and resources to organizations, private individuals, students, practitioners, and leaders.

ITME equips people with the knowledge, skills, and tools to develop a multidimensional understanding of the geopolitical developments in the complex and dynamic Middle East and empowers people to be knowledgeable media literate critical thinkers about Israel, the Middle East, and the world.

Fluent in Arabic, English, and Hebrew, Avi Melamed’s professional background includes intelligence, counterterrorism, and public policy. His field and operational experience and intimate connections throughout the Middle East have taken him to the alleys and streets of the Arab world, as well as to the corridors and halls of Washington, DC.

Maia Hoffman, fluent in English and Hebrew, with an undergraduate degree in Islamic & Judaic Studies from Brandeis University and a graduate degree from Columbia University in Middle Eastern Languages and cultures, has decades of expertise in experiential education.

ITME began as an undergraduate initiative. Over the past decade, ITME has provided educational programming including workshops, seminars, and courses from High Schools to Capitol Hill to Community and Leadership Organizations across the globe, directly impacting the outlook, educational path, and career trajectory of hundreds of current and future leaders; equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to accurately decipher the Middle East and empowering them to navigate complex reality. To quote ITME students and alumni - - ITME doesn't tell you what to think ITME teaches HOW to think.

Together Maia & Avi, the Founders of the ITME Institute, help you connect the dots to understand the current affairs in the Arab and Muslim World and their impact on the Middle East and Israel's Geopolitical environment.

ITME's Experiential education Tool Box





| The ITME Praxis is the Cornerstone of all of ITME's Apolitical Non-Partisan Educational Activities
Our Proprietary Intelligence Curriculum Equips People of all Ages with Universally Applicable Skills and Tools, Empowering them to be Media Literate Critical Thinkers about Israel, the Middle East, & the World. |


“On Capitol Hill, the most difficult thing to earn is trust.
You now have ours, and we are eager to share our support for these programs with others!”

Avi Melamed

~ ITME's Founder & Chief Education Officer ~


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