Featured Alumni

Past Krauthammer Fellows include lawyers in prestigious clerkships (including at the Supreme Court), advisors to leading politicians, and instructors in premier institutions, among other roles. Their written work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, National Affairs, Commentary, First Things, Mosaic, Law & Liberty, the Jewish Review of Books, National Review, Tablet, academic journals and law reviews, and other prestigious publications. You can review some of their work on our Featured Writing page. Below are the bios of several notable alumni from the Fellowship.

Tal Fortgang

Tal Fortgang is pursuing a JD at New York University School of Law, where he is Senior Notes Editor of the Journal of Law & Liberty and a Bradley Fellow. He is also Program Officer for the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University, a Fellow at SAPIR, and a Fellow at the Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty. 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 is a frequent contributor to Commentary, Law & Liberty, National Review, and the Wall Street Journal. Tal earned his degree in Politics and certificate in Judaic Studies cum laude from Princeton University. After law school he is slated to clerk on the Court of Federal Claims and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Angélique Talmor

Angélique Talmor is a student at the Harvard Kennedy School and the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is French-American-Israeli, and has prior experience as an analyst for the French Government, as well as in policy research and consulting. Angélique is interested in writing on the rise of left-wing antisemitism in the West, French Jewish affairs, as well as on Israeli Foreign Affairs. Angélique holds a BA summa cum laude from the University of Florida and an MA in International Public Management from Sciences Po Paris. She is also an alumna of the Hudson Institute Political Studies Program.

Daniel J. Samet

Daniel J. Samet is a PhD candidate in History at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is a Graduate Fellow at the Clements Center for National Security. He is also a Rumsfeld Foundation Graduate Fellow. Daniel previously worked for Sen. Tom Cotton, the Atlantic Council, and the National Endowment for Democracy. He holds a BA magna cum laude in History and French from Davidson College, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and competed in cross country and track & field, and an MA in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Daniel’s writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, and National Review, among other publications. He speaks French and some Hebrew and Arabic.

Andrew Gabel

Andrew Gabel is a third-year law student at Duke University School of Law. In the fall of 2023, he will join the Washington, DC, office law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Prior to entering law school, he served as a special advisor to Sen. Tom Cotton (R.–AR). In this capacity, he provided policy analysis on numerous national security issues relating to China, the U.S. industrial base, U.S. advanced technology strategy, and U.S.-Sino economic integration. Before joining Sen. Cotton’s office, he worked as a research analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) in support of FDD’s Center on Military and Political Power. He started his career at the Bechtel Corporation, where he worked in the firm’s global treasury and corporate finance group. Andrew graduated magna cum laude from Kenyon College, where he earned his BA in Political Science.

Josh Halpnern

Josh Halpern is an appellate lawyer in Washington, DC, and as a non-resident Fellow and Lecturer at Harvard Law School. A graduate of Yeshiva University and Harvard Law School, Josh clerked for federal court of appeals judges in Texas and Washington, DC, and served the Department of Justice, Office of the Solicitor General, as Bristow Fellow, where he litigated on behalf of the United States before the Supreme Court and the federal courts of appeals. He lives in Potomac, Maryland, with his wife Michal and little boys, Benny and Izzy.

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