​​​Henry Rome

International relations analyst

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Work Experience
Eurasia Group, Washington, DC

08/2017-present

Senior Analyst, Global Macro/Iran/Israel

  • Lead EG’s political and economic analysis of Iran and Israel by writing quick turnaround pieces and longer assessments and producing bespoke briefings for clients

    • Accurately forecast major developments regarding US-Iran conflict and diplomacy, Middle East geopolitics, Iranian political and economic stability, Iranian regional policy, and Israeli security and fiscal policy

    • Tripled average monthly production of reports about Iran and doubled reports about Israel

    • Frequently quoted as Iran expert in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Financial Times

    • Advance public debate on Iran by publishing in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and other outlets

  • Shape direction of EG global research strategy as part of firm’s Research Management team

    • Develop and implement firmwide research initiatives, including coordinating coverage on the worldwide political and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic

Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA

08/2014-7/2017

Associate

Iran Researcher, Executive Secretary/Iran Working Group, Editor/Iran Matters

  • Analyzed Iranian nuclear program, economy, and domestic politics, and Israeli counter-terrorism strategy for Director Dr. Graham Allison

  • Researched and wrote policy memoranda, booklets, articles, book chapters, op-eds, and speeches, including supervising three reports on the Iran nuclear deal and the translation of Israel’s national defense strategy

  • Wrote Center’s published assessment of international economic sanctions against Iran

The Jerusalem Post, Jerusalem, Israel

10/2013-05/2014

Reporter

Correspondent

  • Wrote more than 80 articles for country’s main English-language paper, including seven front-page stories.

  • Broke news on international issues: Nazi-looted artwork in Germany, anti-Semitism in Great Britain, Israel-Palestinian negotiations, academic controversies in West Bank, and terrorist attacks in Israel.

  • Introduced web-based presentation tools, such as map tracking Israeli election returns and interactive package detailing unintended consequences of international sanctions against Iran.

The Daily Princetonian, Princeton, NJ

09/2009-02/2013

Editor in Chief

Director of Investigations

Senior Writer and Senior Photographer

  • Spearheaded the newspaper’s strategic shift from print publication to 24/7 news organization, including transformation of internal policies, development of new website, and drafting of Code of Ethics.

  • Led staff of 200 students and 30 editors in production of daily newspaper and website.

Language Skills
  • Persian (advanced)

  • Hebrew (beginner)

Education​
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

10/2016-7/2017

  • MPhil in International Relations and Politics, Department of Politics and International Studies.

  • Graduate Tutors' Prize for Distinction in MPhil, Fitzwilliam College.

Princeton University, Class of 2013, Princeton, NJ

09/2009-06/2013

  • A.B., Political Science, summa cum laude; Certificate in Near Eastern Studies.

  • Senior Thesis: “The Power of Martyrdom: An Experimental Analysis of Suicide Terrorism.”

University of St. Andrews

05/2012-03/2013

  • Certificate in Terrorism Studies; Centre for Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (online).

Institute for Science and International Security

10/2014-12/2014

  • Graduate, “Technical Underpinnings of Nuclear Nonproliferation” (online).

Conferences
  • University of Cambridge, “Technical Aspects of Iran’s Nuclear Program,” Invited Speaker to Iran Reading Group (May 2018)

  • Belfer Center/Institute for National Security Studies (Israel), “U.S.-Israel Track-II Dialogue,” Rapporteur (May 2015 and Feb. 2016)

  • Washington Institute, “U.S.-Israel Strategic Dialogue on Iran,” Rapporteur (Sept. 2015)

  • Belfer Center/Carnegie, “Workshop on JCPOA Implementation Challenges,” Rapporteur (Oct. 2015)

Awards
  • Georges Award for Excellence in Student Journalism, Harvard Nieman Foundation (2012)
    • Runner up, Georges Award, Harvard Nieman Foundation (2013)
  • R.W. Apple, Class of 1957, Award for dedication and collegiality, Princeton University (2013)
  • Edwin F. Ferris, Class of 1899, Prize for Investigative Journalism, Princeton University (2011)
  • Donald Clive Stuart, Jr. Award for sensitivity in reporting, Princeton University (2010)