Our Regional Guest | Meir Javedanfar  | میر جاودانفرמאיר ג’וודנפר

This Briefing Room explores the reasons for the recent THE HIJAB UPRISING  IN IRAN, 2022,
a atruggle over identity and the path ahead.

Meir Javedanfar Ph.D. is an Iranian – Israeli lecturer, author, and commentator. He has been teaching Iranian politics at Reichman University in Israel since 2012. Since 2021, he has also been teaching the “Political Economy of the Middle East” course, at the same university.

He is the co-author of Ahmadinejad’s biography “The Nuclear Sphinx of Tehran,” published in 4 languages. He has published many articles on Iran and Iran-related matters for publications, such as Foreign Affairs, Al-Monitor, The Diplomat, The Guardian, and others. Meir Javedanfar has given lectures at over 20 universities. His Ph.D thesis dealt with Mohammad Reza Shah’s security decision-making in relation to threats posed by Iraq and the Soviet Union. Meir speaks Persian, English, Hebrew, Spanish and Portuguese fluently.

Avi Melamed is an Expert on Current Affairs in the Arab and Muslim World and the founder of Inside The Middle East: Intelligence Perspectives. He is a former Israeli Senior Official on Arab Affairs. Fluent in Arabic, English, and Hebrew, Avi has held advisory and policy and high-risk counter-terrorist and intelligence positions throughout the region on behalf of the Israeli government.

He has co-authored Separate and Unequal: Israel’s Rule in East Jerusalem.

He has authored and co-authored several books, including Inside the Middle East: Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth. His newest book, Inside The Middle East | Entering A New Era, was published in February 2022.

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Avi Melamed
Avi Melamed is an expert on current affairs in the Arab & Muslim World and their impact on Israel & the Middle East. A former Israeli Intelligence Official & Senior Official on Arab Affairs, Fluent in Arabic, English, and Hebrew, he has held high-risk Government, Senior Advisory, Intelligence & Counter-Terrorist intelligence positions in Arab cities & communities - often in very sensitive times - on behalf of Israeli Government agencies. He is the Founder & CEO of Inside the Middle East | Intelligence Perspectives - an apolitical non-partisan curriculum using intelligence methodology to examine the Middle East. As an Author, Educator, Expert, and Strategic Intelligence Analyst, Avi provides Intelligence Analysis, Briefings, and Geopolitical Tours to diplomats, Israeli and foreign policymakers, global media outlets, and a wide variety of international businesses, organizations, and private clients on a range of Israel and Middle East Affairs.