The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) cordially invites you to a community briefing
An Insider’s Perspective: Israel’s Opportunities and Risks in the Coming Months
Former Policy Advisor, Treasury Department’s office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
6:00 p.m . – Leadership Hors D’oeuvres Reception
(The dinner is exclusively for AIPAC Club members and those who attended Policy Conference 2012 or are registered for Policy Conference 2013.)
7:00 p.m. – Community Program & Dessert Reception
Manuel D. & Rhoda Mayerson JCC
Policy Conference Recruitment Chairs
Jon & Josh Blatt
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
To RSVP please contact Sarah Beren at (312) 253-8998 or [email protected]
Response requested by November 30.
Avi Jorisch is the founder and President of the Red Cell Intelligence Group, a consulting and staffing firm that specializes in national security issues relating to terrorism, threat finance and radical Islam. In addition, he is an Adjunct Scholar at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and a Fellow at the Special Operations University. Previously, Mr. Jorisch served as a Policy Advisor at the Treasury Department’s office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence and a terrorism consultant for the Department of Defense.
Mr. Jorisch is the author of several books, including Iran’s Dirty Banking: How the Islamic Republic Skirts International Financial Sanctions, which offered a sweeping view of the international banks that provided Iran financial services in 2010; and Beacon of Hatred: Inside Hizballah’s al-Manar Television, based on interviews in Lebanon with members of Hizballah.
Mr. Jorisch holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Binghamton University and a master’s degree in Islamic history from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has also studied Arabic and Islamic Philosophy at the American University in Cairo and al-Azhar University, the preeminent institution of Sunni Islamic learning.
Mr. Jorisch has traveled extensively in the Middle East and is a frequent media commentator on threat finance and radical Islam, publishing in influential media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Al-Arabiya.net.