Rom Peles

Rom acts as the current chairman of Terra Center and founded the site in October 2019 to serve as a bastion for niche geopolitical topics that receive little coverage in mainstream news. Raised in Upstate New York to parents who left the Middle East in search of a better life, he was imbued early on by his family of the importance of social prosperity and the adverse role that politics and armed conflicts can have toward that. Motivated further by an affinity for comparative politics and the study of authoritarian regimes, he continues to contribute to Terra Center under the tenet that politics is simply the continuation of warfare through non-military means. Currently, he is a junior in high school and uses Model UN as a way to expand his knowledge of international politics.