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​​​Henry Rome

International relations analyst


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Work Experience
Eurasia Group, Washington, DC


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



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




  • 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


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)

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK


  • 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


  • 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


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

Institute for Science and International Security


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

  • 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)

  • 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)
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