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The Associated’s Insight Israel Forum Presents – The Briefing Room: Inside The Middle East


Multi-session event. Participation in all eight sessions is strongly encouraged but not mandated.

February 21 @ 9:00 am 10:30 am

United States
Free

February 21; March 14; April 11; May 16

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. EDT via ZOOM

Featuring Avi Melamed, one of the Middle East’s foremost intelligence analysts and an expert on current affairs in the Arab and Muslim world.

Please join us each month for this exclusive, interactive tele-series that provides the skills and tools needed to better understand current events as they unfold.

The Briefing Room will equip leaders with the knowledge to understand the Middle East’s most critical geopolitical developments and will help build a multidimensional picture of this complex and dynamic region.

Invitation Only

All registered participants will receive a complimentary copy of Avi’s upcoming book, Inside the Middle East, Entering a New Era.

Zoom link will be sent in follow-up confirmation email.

Questions? Contact Jeffrey Blavatt at jblavatt@associated.org.

In keeping with our Jewish values, The Associated supports a thriving Baltimore that celebrates diversity and appreciates the unique combination of gender, race, age, religion and ethnicity, sexual orientation, cognitive and physical disabilities and special qualities that each resident adds to the fabric of life in Baltimore. We welcome everyone interested in our mission to join us. If you require accommodations, please contact us, and we will make every effort to meet your needs.

Live-captioning is available through Maryland Relay Service. Generally, 48 hours advance notice is required to set this up. 

Speaker Bio


Avi Melamed is one of the Middle East’s foremost intelligence analysts and an expert on current affairs in the Arab and Muslim Avi Melamed is considered an expert on current events in the Arab and Muslim world. During his distinguished career, Avi has held high risk government, advisory and counter-intelligence positions in Arab communities throughout the region on behalf of Israeli government agencies. Avi looks at the Middle East as a chain of links; what happens in one part of the region greatly impacts neighboring areas as well as throughout the world.

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