About Iftah Burman - Founder and Speaker
Iftah Burman, יפתח בורמן, founder of the Middle East Learning Academy, is a Middle East expert, and delivers seminars on a variety of Middle Eastern topics. Born in Israel, he served in the IDF and later on received his Bachelor's degree from the University Center of Ariel in Middle Eastern studies and Political Science. Iftah completed his Master's degree at the Department of Contemporary Middle East of the Tel Aviv University, focusing on Syrian and Lebanese politics.
Iftah speaks on the Middle Eastern geopolitics to guests of the Israeli government, diplomats and foreign officials, academics in different levels, Birthright undergrads, postgraduates and young professionals, delivering critical analysis about current politics of the region. Iftah also acts as the director of foreign, senior level missions to Israel, of officials responsible for national security and policy, in the fields of the Iranian threat, the Arab-Israeli conflict and counter terrorism. Iftah has been a successful educator for the last 13 years, aiding with a nonpartisan, objective approach in his teaching methods, and promoting a wider understanding of the world of Middle Eastern politics.