Meir Javedanfar is the Director of
Javedanfar teaches the “Contemporary Iranian
Politics” course at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC)
in Herzliya. For the academic years 2011 and 2012 he
received the highest teaching grade at the
Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy
and Strategy. In fact in 2012 he received an average
score 5/5 from the international course.
guest lectured in five languages (Persian, Hebrew,
English, Spanish and Portuguese) at events and
universities in more than 20 countries in Europe, North
and South America as well as Africa.
briefed officials and academics from more than 30
countries on Iran.
coauthor of the first biography of Iranian President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Called
“The Nuclear Sphinx of Tehran: Mahmoud
Ahmadineajd and The State of Iran“, the book has
been translated into English, Hebrew, Dutch and
He is also
the author of the chapter “The Islamic Republic of Iran:
The Ministry of Information and Security (VAVAK)” for
the book “
PSI Handbook of Global Security and
Intelligence: National Approaches“.
and published more than 100 articles on Iran and
relations between Iran and Israel for publications such
as The Guardian, The Diplomat, The Atlantic, Al Monitor
TV and Radio
Has made more
than 250 TV appearances for live interviews in 5
languages for outlets such as
BBC Persian, CNN,
CNN Spanish, BBC World, France 24 and
others. He is also a regular contributor to radio
outlets such as ABC Australia, Radio Free Europe, BBC
Persian radio as well Israel Radio Reshet
Javedanfar is the most frequently quoted Israeli expert
on Iranian affairs in the international press. He is
interviewed and quoted numerous times a week in
as an expert to The U.N. Alliance of Civilizations –
Global Experts Resource Project.
He is also a
member and contributor to the Gulf 2000 Middle East
Project at Columbia University’s School of International
and Public Affairs.
has a Masters in International Relations and Strategic
Studies from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom.
He runs the Middle East Economic and Political Analysis
MEEPAS) from its offices in Tel Aviv.
graduated in 2013 from the Interdisciplinary Center
(IDC) in Herzliya with a BA in Government, Diplomacy and
Strategy. She wrote her thesis on the subject of Iranian
women during revolutionary times in Iran. She was a
commander at the IDF education corp, where she commanded
the cadets of the Marva project.
spent 6 months as a Project Manager and an English
teacher at an orphanage in Guatemala. Tal also interned
at the Israeli Knesset with member of Knesset Dr Ronen
Hoffman from the YeshAtid party. Tal speaks Hebrew,
English and Spanish fluently, and has basic knowledge of