University of Pittsburgh
The Pitt Law chapter of NLG presents:

NUMEC Cover Up

Grant F. Smith, director, Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy
February 1, 2013 - 12:15pm
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue Room 109
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Guest speaker and author Grant F. Smith will be presenting his thoughts on the "Diversion of U.S. Weapons-Grade Uranium into the Israeli Nuclear Weapons Program" and the potential environmental and legal consequences.

Lunch will be provided!

Grant F. Smith is director of the Washington, D.C.‐based Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep). IRmep is an independent nonprofit that studies U.S. policy formulation toward the Middle East. Smith's research and analysis about trade, law enforcement, and opportunity costs have appeared in, the Financial Times of London, Inc. magazine, Arab News, Kiplinger, Gannet, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Jewish Daily Forward, Al‐Eqtisadiah, Khaleej Times, The New York Times, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Daily Star, the Associated Press, Reuters, The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, and specialty publications such as the U.S. State Department's Washington File. Smith has been a frequent guest analyst on Voice of America (VOA) television and Radio France Internationale. He has also appeared on the BBC, C‐SPAN, Al Jazeera, CNN, PressTV, and numerous public radio programs. In 2003, Smith launched IRmep at a policy symposium in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill warning about the grave dangers of adopting a 1996 neoconservative plan for involving the U.S. military more deeply across the Middle East.

Smith's research assignments have taken him to more than 40 countries. Before joining IRmep, he was a senior analyst and later research program manager at the Boston‐based Yankee Group Research, Inc. Smith taught undergraduate, graduate, and executive education courses in finance, research, and marketing for five years at CESA in Bogotá, one of Colombia's top‐ranked business schools. Before that, Smith was a marketing manager at the Minneapolis‐based Investors Diversified Services (IDS), now Ameriprise Financial Advisors. Smith completed a BA in International Relations from the University of Minnesota and a master's in International Management from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Smith is a member of the National Lawyer Guild as a “legal worker” based on amicus briefs filed in district and appeals courts. Jeff Stein of the Washington Post named Smith "a Washington, D.C. author who has made a career out of writing critical books on Israeli spying and lobbying." blogger Philip Weiss claimed "the best investigative work is being done by Grant Smith at IRmep..."

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