About Iftah Burman - Founder and Speaker
Iftah Burman, יפתח בורמן, Iftah Burman, founder of the Middle East Learning Academy, is a Middle East geopolitics expert, and a veteran tour educator on Israel, providing analysis and education both in Israel and in the United States. Iftah speaks to diplomats and foreign officials, academics in different levels and young professionals, and members of the intelligence community. In addition, Iftah acts as a director of foreign senior-level missions to Israel of US government officials, US military officers, and think-tank experts, dealing with national security and policy making in the fields of the Iranian-Western relations, the Arab-Israeli conflict and peace process, and counter terrorism.
Speaking on Middle East geopolitics, Iftah has worked with organizations such as AIPAC, Hillel International, Birthright Israel, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Jewish United Fund, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, and other organizations. Iftah has had the honor to speak at Harvard, Tufts, University of Northern Illinois, University of Maryland, UPenn, and many other academic institutions.
Iftah received his BA in Political Science and Middle East Studies, MA in Contemporary Middle East History, and is currently working on his PhD focusing on Hizballah and Syria.