Dr. Eric Mandel is the founder and Director of MEPIN™, the Middle East Political and Information Network™. MEPIN is a private Middle East research analysis read by members of Congress, their foreign policy advisors, members of the Knesset, journalists, and organizational leaders.
Dr. Mandel regularly briefs members of Congress and their staffs about the current geo-political situation in the Middle East. He also meets with members of the Israeli leadership and think tanks.
Dr. Mandel is a regular columnist for the Jerusalem Post, writing about the US-Israel relationship, Iran, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
He is the Northeast Co-Chair of StandWithUs, an international organization dedicated to educating the public about Israel, while fighting the BDS movement (Boycott, Divest and Sanction) against Israel.
Dr. Mandel is a frequent speaker, including on university campuses. Over the last year he has spoken at the Columbia Graduate School of International Affairs and Policy, Harvard, Brown, Cornell, Penn, Binghamton, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, to name a few. In April 2015 he was the keynote speaker for American Defense Contractors in Dallas Texas.
Dr. Mandel organizes yearly in-depth educational seminars in Israel. Recent topics have included:
- “New Strategic Paradigms Post Arab Spring”
- “Between Athens and Sparta: The IDF and Civil Society in Israel”
- “Strategic Depth in the Age of Missiles”
- Zionism Not Through Rose Colored Glasses
- In-depth Strategic Analysis of Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria
- The State of Judaism in the Jewish State