News & Interviews

Literary Hub: Daniel Levin on the Hopelessness of Syria’s War Economy

Literary Hub: Daniel Levin on the Hopelessness of Syria’s War Economy
in Conversation with Andrew Keen, June 3, 2021

“Andrew is joined by Daniel Levin, author of Proof of Life: Twenty Days on the Hunt for a Missing Person in the Middle East, to discuss a shadowy world in which nothing comes for free and where everything is for sale, including arms, drugs, and even people.”

Daniel Levin on The Nomiki Show

Daniel Levin on The Nomiki Show, May 26, 2021 (27:07-48:18)

“For today’s show, we reflect internally, on the good and the bad within the Democratic Party, from Senator Warren to Senator Manchin and Representative Sinema. Nomiki opens by congratulating Elizabeth Warren for exposing the disaster capitalism of big banks profiting off people’s suffering during the pandemic. Then, Daniel Levin joins to tell the story that inspired his recent book, the story of searching for a missing person in the Middle East.”

Author Event with Daniel Levin in Conversation with Tom Wright

Author Event with Daniel Levin in conversation with Tom Wright, May 25, 2021

“Join the Harrison Public Library and The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville for a special author event with Daniel Levin in conversation with Tom Wright, author of ​Billion Dollar Whale. They will be discussing Levin’s new book — Proof of Life: Twenty Days on the Hunt for a Missing Person in the Middle East, which is available for purchase at The Village Bookstore.”

Proof of Life Interview

“Daniel Levin was at his office when he got a call from an acquaintance with an urgent, cryptic request to meet in Paris. A young man had gone missing in Syria. No government, embassy, or intelligence agency would help. Could he? Would he? So begins a suspenseful, shocking, and at times brutal true story of one man’s search to find a missing person in Syria over twenty tense days. Levin, a lawyer turned armed-conflict negotiator, uses his extensive contacts to chase leads throughout the Middle East, meeting with powerful sheikhs, drug lords, and sex traffickers in his pursuit of the truth. He also discovers remarkable people who retain their essential goodness and spirit in the face of adversity.”

Proof of Life: World Affairs Council of Dallas / Fort Worth

Proof of Life: World Affairs Council of Dallas / Fort Worth, May 19, 2021

“Daniel Levin was at his office when he got a call from an acquaintance with an urgent, cryptic request to meet in Paris. A young man had gone missing in Syria. No government, embassy, or intelligence agency would help. Could he? Would he? So begins a suspenseful, shocking, and at times brutal true story of one man’s search to find a missing person in Syria over twenty tense days. Levin, a lawyer turned armed-conflict negotiator, uses his extensive contacts to chase leads throughout the Middle East, meeting with powerful sheikhs, drug lords, and sex traffickers in his pursuit of the truth. He also discovers remarkable people who retain their essential goodness and spirit in the face of adversity.”

Jewish Journal – Rosner’s Domain: Shmuel Rosner and Daniel Levin discuss Proof of Life: Twenty Days on the Hunt for a Missing Person in the Middle East

Jewish Journal – Rosner’s Domain: Shmuel Rosner and Daniel Levin discuss Proof of Life: Twenty Days on the Hunt for a Missing Person in the Middle East, May 7, 2021

“Shmuel Rosner and Daniel Levin discuss Levin’s new book, Proof of Life: Twenty Days on the Hunt for a Missing Person in the Middle East.
Daniel Levin has worked with think tanks on novel constitutional models and on anti corruption and political reform initiatives. Over the past ten years, he has helped monarchies as they consider ways to increase the democratic legitimization of their monarchic systems. Daniel Levin is currently a member of the board of the Liechtenstein Foundation for State Governance.”

Wareef podcast with Daniel Levin on sustainable development and his upcoming book Proof of Life

Wareef podcast with Daniel Levin on sustainable development and his upcoming book Proof of Life, March 13, 2021

“Dr. Daniel Levin has been advising governments and development agencies worldwide in the development of their financial and capital markets as well as numerous political and economic matters, including country debt restructurings, privatizations, trade negotiations, failures of financial institutions and regulatory/supervisory agencies, and conflict resolution. Dr. Levin regularly lectures at universities and conferences on topics relating to financial literacy, economic reform, capital markets development, strengthening of supervisory institutions, financial integrity and ethics, and conflicts between secular and religious legal systems. He is the recipient of several prizes and awards relating to his academic and advisory work. Dr. Levin received his legal education at the University of Zürich, Switzerland and Columbia University School of Law.”