Join MEF Director, Gregg Roman, as he exposes the hidden mechanisms employed by Iran to expand its influence in the Middle East and beyond.
Those methods include smuggling routes across Armenia, the illegal drug trade in Captagon, financing the regime of Bashar al-Assad, money laundering in Europe, concealed oil trade in Costa Rica, and purchasing aircraft parts in Brazil. The challenges facing Israel from Iranian-backed militias and Tehran’s efforts to surround Israel with its agents figure centrally in this account.
These discussions are based on Mr. Roman’s travels in Brazil, Costa Rica, Italy, Israel, Armenia, and beyond, as well as research conducted by the Middle East Forum’s investigative staff. The talk promises a startling new perspective on Middle East politics. Please join us for this informative, off-the-record, and confidential presentation.
Gregg Roman is the director and chief operations officer of the Middle East Forum. Prior to joining MEF in 2015, he was the director of the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. In 2014, he was named one of the ten most inspiring global Jewish leaders by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. He previously served as the political advisor to the deputy foreign minister of Israel and worked for the Israeli Ministry of Defense. Mr. Roman speaks at venues around the world about the Middle East and is frequently interviewed on international television channels, including Fox News, i24NEWS, Al-Jazeera, BBC World News, and Israel’s channel 12 and 13. He is a guest opinion contributor at The Hill and has been published in Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, the Miami Herald, and the Jerusalem Post. He attended American University in Washington, D.C., and the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel, where he studied national security studies and political communications.