Webinar Speakers

  • Alex TraimanNo upcoming eventsAlex Traiman is the CEO and Jerusalem Bureau Chief of JNS News. Traiman has provided coverage and analysis of Israel’s past three elections, providing unique insights into Israel’s political landscape, […]

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  • Ambassador Yoram EttingerNo upcoming eventsAmbassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger is an insider on US-Israel relations, Mideast politics and overseas investments in Israel’s high tech.  He is a member of the American-Israel Demographic Research Group (AIDRG), […]

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  • Amichai CohenNo upcoming eventsAmichai Cohen is an expert on international law and the law of armed conflict. Professor Amichai Cohen is a member of the Faculty of Law at Ono Academic College. He earned […]

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  • Asaf Romirowsky Ph.D.No upcoming eventsAsaf Romirowsky Ph.D. is the Executive Director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) and the  Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA). Romirowsky is also a senior nonresident research fellow […]

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  • Avi BellNo upcoming eventsAvi Bell is an Israeli Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law and at Bar-Ilan University’s Faculty of Law. Bell received his B.A. and J.D. from […]

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  • Behnam Ben TalebluNo upcoming eventsBehnam Ben Taleblu is a senior fellow at Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) where he focuses on Iranian security and political issues. Behnam previously served as a research fellow and senior […]

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  • Brigadier General (res.) Amir AviviNo upcoming eventsBrigadier General (Ret.) Amir Avivi is the Founder and CEO of Israel’s Defense and Security Forum (IDSF) which is comprised of more than 17,000 senior reserve/retired officers, commanders, and operators from […]

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  • Caroline B. GlickNo upcoming eventsCaroline B. Glick is senior contributing editor at JNS and a senior columnist at JNS and Newsweek. She is also a diplomatic commentator at Israel’s Channel 14. Glick also serves […]

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  • Cynthia FarahatNo upcoming eventsCynthia Farahat is an Egyptian-American author, columnist, political analyst, counterterrorism expert, and fellow at the Middle East Forum. She co-founded the Liberal Egyptian Party in Egypt, which advocated for peace with […]

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  • Daniel DikerNo upcoming eventsDaniel Diker is the president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, a public diplomacy and research institute in Jerusalem, Israel. Dan  was born in New York. He earned a BA cum laude from […]

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  • Daniel PipesNo upcoming eventsDaniel Pipes is president of the Middle East Forum and a historian. A columnist for The Washington Times, his special interests include the public role of Islam, Turkey, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the […]

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  • David BedeinNo upcoming eventsDavid Bedein is the Director of The Center for Near East Policy Research. For the last 25 years, he and his center have been focusing exclusively on the sort of […]

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  • David WurmserNo upcoming eventsDavid Wurmser is the Director of Middle East Studies and a Senior Scholar at the Center for Security Policy, as well as a Fellow at the Misgav Institute for National […]

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  • Dr. Efraim InbarNo upcoming eventsEfraim Inbar, President and Founder of The Jerusalem Institute of Strategy and Security (JISS). Professor Inbar also serves as the Head of the program on Strategy, Diplomacy, and National Security […]

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  • Dr. Emanuele OttolenghiNo upcoming eventsDr. Emanuele Ottolenghi is a senior fellow at FDD and an expert at FDD’s Center on Economic and Financial Power (CEFP) focused on Hezbollah’s Latin America illicit threat networks and […]

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  • Dr. Emmanuel NavonNo upcoming eventsDr. Emmanuel Navon is a scholar and practitioner of diplomacy. He is the Executive Director of ELNET Israel (an NGO that promotes relations between Israel and Europe) and is an adjunct […]

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  • Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen YanarocakNo upcoming eventsDr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak is the Turkey expert at Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security (JISS) and the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies (MDC) at […]

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  • Dr. Rafael MedoffNo upcoming eventsDr. Rafael Medoff is founding director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, in Washington, D.C., and the author of more than 20 books about the Holocaust, Zionism, […]

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  • Dr. Stephen BlankNo upcoming eventsAbout the Speaker: Stephen Blank is an internationally recognized expert on Russian foreign and defense policies and international relations across the former Soviet Union. He is also a leading expert on […]

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  • Dr. Vladimir (Ze’ev) KhaninNo upcoming eventsDr. Vladimir (Ze’ev) Khanin is an Israeli expert on Russian-speaking Jewish community in Israel and the Diaspora, the Israeli society and the Israel-FSU relations and politics. He got his Ph.D. in […]

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  • Dr. Walid PharesNo upcoming eventsProfessor Walid Phares, an international expert on conflicts and terrorism, is a distinguished Professor of Global Strategies in Washington DC. Since 2007, he has been advising the US House of […]

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  • Eitan Na’ehNo upcoming eventsEitan Na’eh has a life-long career in diplomacy, currently serving as Israel’s first-ever ambassador to Bahrain.  He formerly served as the first head of mission at Israel’s embassy in the […]

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  • Gabriel NoronhaNo upcoming eventsGabriel Noronha is the Executive Director of POLARIS National Security and a Fellow with JINSA’s Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy. From 2019-2021, he served as the Special Advisor for […]

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  • Gazelle SharmahdNo upcoming eventsGazelle Sharmahd, an impassioned activist, stands at the forefront of the #SaveSharmahd campaign, where she tirelessly advocates for justice. Proudly carrying the legacy of her father, the journalist, activist, and […]

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  • Gerald SteinbergNo upcoming eventsProfessor Steinberg completed his bachelor’s degree in physics and Near Eastern Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, his master’s degree at the University of California, San Diego, and […]

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  • Hillel NeuerNo upcoming eventsHillel Neuer, International lawyer, writer and activist, Hillel Neuer is the Executive Director of UN Watch, a human rights organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Israel’s Ma’ariv newspaper named him one of […]

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  • John BoltonNo upcoming eventsAmbassador Bolton served as the National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump, and from 2005 to 2006 Mr. Bolton served as the US Ambassador to the United Nations. Mr. Bolton […]

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  • Jonathan SpyerNo upcoming eventsJonathan Spyer is a British-Israeli analyst, writer, and journalist of Middle Eastern affairs. He is director of research at the Middle East Forum, editor of Middle East Quarterly magazine, a fellow at […]

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  • Kenneth L. MarcusNo upcoming eventsKenneth L. Marcus is founder and chairman of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law; Professional Lecturer in Law at The George Washington University Law School; Distinguished Senior […]

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  • Khaled HassanNo upcoming eventsKhaled Hassan is an Egyptian-British counter-terrorism researcher. His research interests include propaganda, antisemitism in the Arab world, terrorism and extremism. He leads the Western Security Network, a not-for-profit established to […]

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  • Lieutenant Colonel Sarit ZehaviNo upcoming eventsAbout the Speaker: Lieutenant Colonel Sarit Zehavi is the CEO and founder of Alma – a nonprofit and an independent research and education center specialized in Israel’s security challenges on its northern […]

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  • Michael DoranNo upcoming eventsMichael Doran is a senior fellow and director of the Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East at Hudson Institute. He specializes in Middle East security issues and co-hosts […]

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  • Michael MakovskyNo upcoming eventsMichael Makovsky since 2013 has been President and CEO of the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA), a leading Washington, D.C.-based policy and educational organization focused on U.S. […]

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  • MK Ohad TalNo upcoming eventsMK Ohad Tal is an Israeli politician who serves as a Member of Knesset for the Religious Zionist Party. He Chairs the Knesset Committee for Public Enterprises and is a […]

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  • Mosab Hassan YousefNo upcoming eventsMosab Hassan Yousef is the son of Hamas founder Hassan Yousef. He defected from Hamas, worked for the Israelis for 10 years and was granted asylum in the U.S.

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  • Mosab Hassan Yousef1 upcoming eventMosab Hassan Yousef was born in Ramallah, in the Palestinian West Bank in 1978. His father, Sheikh Hassan Yousef, is a founding leader of Hamas, internationally recognized as a terrorist […]

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  • Natasha HausdorffNo upcoming eventsNatasha Hausdorff is a barrister in London, who holds law degrees  from Oxford and Tel Aviv Universities and was a Fellow in the National Security Law Programme at Columbia Law […]

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  • Richard Goldberg No upcoming eventsRichard Goldberg is a senior advisor at FDD. From 2019-2020, Richard served as the Director for Countering Iranian Weapons of Mass Destruction for the White House National Security Council. He previously […]

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  • Richard Kemp CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire)No upcoming eventsRichard Kemp CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) served in the Army for 29 years. During his final period of military duty, he was head of the […]

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  • Ruth WisseNo upcoming eventsRecently retired from her position as Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard, Professor Wisse is currently Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Tikvah Fund. […]

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  • Tony BadranNo upcoming eventsTony Badran is a research fellow at FDD, where he focuses on Lebanon, Hezbollah, Syria, and the geopolitics of the Levant. Born and raised in Lebanon, Tony has testified to […]

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  • Vahid BeheshtiNo upcoming eventsVahid Beheshti is a former Iranian political prisoner, and former member of the opposition party of Iran who has dedicated the past 18 years of his life towards fighting the […]

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