Matthew Levitt author of HEZBOLLAH: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God

by | Oct 25, 2013 | What’s Happening

Dr. Matthew Levitt

Dr. Matthew Levitt

Monday, Nov. 4, 7 pm

Hezbollah provides a thorough examination of the group’s covert activities beyond Lebanon’s borders , including its financial networks and its criminal and terrorist oper a t ions worldwide. With previously unreported material printed in this book, Hezbollah gives readers an assessment of the threat currently posed by the group.

Dr. Matthew Levitt has written extensively on terrorism, violent extremism, illicit finance and sanctions, the Middle East, and Arab-Israeli peace negotiations. Leavitt’s articles have appeared in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and Foreign Affairs, and he is a frequent guest on national and international broadcasts. For well over a decade, the United States government and others around the world have relied on Levitt’s vast expertise and knowledge. He has worked as a counterterrorism intelligence analyst at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, served as the Washington Institute Terrorism Research Program’s founding director, and was the deputy assistant secretary for intelligence and analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Dr. Levitt will address the Tidewater community in a Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe* Family Jewish Book Festival event in partnership with the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. The event is free and open to the community with RSVP by Oct. 31 to Liz Henderson at or 965-6107.

*of blessed memory