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Tal Fortgang

Tal Fortgang is pursuing a JD at New York University School of Law. Tal is an alum of multiple Tikvah programs, having completed the high school program in 2010, the Campus Fellowship in 2015-16, the Summer Fellowship in 2016, and is currently a member of the Tikvah Law Forum. Along with his fellow  Summer Fellowship participants, Tal wrote a policy memo arguing for a reframing of the U.S.-Israel relationship in which the United States gives greater deference to Israel in its policy decisions. Rather than seeing Israel as a weaker ally which requires assistance, Tal advocated for a more realistic vision of Israel, as a strong nation with shared values and much to offer the United States militarily and technologically. Prior to law school, he was a senior research associate at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, where he focused on poverty, economic mobility, American constitutional government, and political history. He has contributed writing on those and other topics to Commentary, Law & Liberty, and National Review. Tal earned his degree in Politics and certificate in Judaic Studies cum laude from Princeton University, where he wrote his thesis under Prof. Keith Whittington. He aims to clerk after law school, and then possibly pursue a career in government or constitutional litigation.