Meet the 2023 – 2024 Krauthammer FellowsKrauthammer Fellows are accomplished young professionals pursuing careers in academia, law, journalism, public policy, Jewish education, and more. We are pleased to present the 2023-2024 Krauthammer Fellowship cohort below. To learn more about past Fellowship cohorts, please visit our Featured Alumni page. Select writing projects by alumni are also available on our Featured Writing page.
Amanda AchtmanAmanda Achtman was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, with mountains, cowboys, and entrepreneurs for inspiration. She studied political theory in her hometown with a focus on the life and thought of Hannah Arendt and Hans Jonas. After making a viral political parody video, she moved to Toronto to do a mix of journalism, crowdfunding, and advocacy in defense of Canadians' fundamental freedoms. Living the alternation between action and contemplation, she then went to Poland to pursue a master's degree in John Paul II Philosophical Studies. Upon returning to Canada, she worked for four years as the senior advisor to a member of parliament in Ottawa on issues of foreign policy, human rights, religious freedom, and public bioethics. Most recently, Amanda lived in Rome where she studied the resurrection of the dead throughout Jewish tradition in a Licentiate Program in Judaic Studies and Jewish-Christian Relations offered by the Pontifical Gregorian University. Determined to protect human life, Amanda's current priority is preventing euthanasia and encouraging hope.
Mathis BittonMathis Bitton is a Ph.D. student in political theory at Harvard. His academic interests include liberalism and its critics, aesthetics, Chinese thought, and the politics of technology. He has worked on French political campaigns, interned at multiple DC think tanks, and co-founded a cybersecurity start-up. He received his BA in Political Science from Yale College.
George BogdenGeorge E. Bogden is a Senior Visiting Researcher at Bard College, an Olin Fellow at Columbia Law School, and a former Helmut Schmidt Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. His research on nuclear policy is funded by the Smith Richardson Foundation. He previously served as an inaugural Senior Fellow at the Hungary Foundation, in residence in Budapest, as well as the first Associate Director of the Center for the Future of Liberal Society at the Hudson Institute. Dr. Bogden’s commentary has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, War on the Rocks, GMFUS’s Paper Series, The American Interest, The Wavell Room, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and the Marine Corps University Press. Before defending his dissertation, he undertook a Fulbright Fellowship in Kosovo. Dr. Bogden’s research has been recognized by the Brussels Forum Young Writers Award and the Trench Gascoigne Essay Prize. After earning his BA from Yale, he served as the university’s Joseph C. Fox Fellow in Istanbul.
Kassy DillonKassy Dillon is a reporter for Fox News Digital who specializes in original video journalism, covering a wide variety of topics including culture, politics, policy and foreign affairs. Before joining Fox, Kassy was the U.S. news editor for Jewish News Syndicate. She formerly was the director of digital engagement for Ambassador Nikki Haley’s Stand for America and a staff writer and on-camera talent for The Daily Wire where she produced documentaries about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, homelessness, feminism and immigration. While a college student, Kassy founded Lone Conservative, a college-student blog that also assists students in launching careers in media. She holds an MPP from the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy, specializing in American politics and international relations.
Netta EhrlichNetta Ehrlich is a doctoral student at New York University and a MacCracken Fellow at the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, focusing on Modern East European Jewish History. Netta grew up in Israel, where she earned her BA in History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her MA in Jewish History and East European Studies from Tel Aviv University, graduating both summa cum laude. While studying, she worked at the Yad Vashem International School for Holocaust Studies as an instructor and developer of educational programs. In the future, she looks to pursue an academic career, continue teaching and inspiring future generations to the cultural mosaic of Jewish History.
David Futscher PereiraDavid Futscher Pereira is a PhD candidate in political theory at the University of Texas at Austin. He is writing a dissertation comparing the early modern denial of man’s natural sociality—epitomized in various iterations of the state of nature doctrine—to Aristotle, the most influential classical proponent of the opposite view. Before coming to UT, David Futscher completed an MA in security and diplomacy at Tel Aviv University, and a BA in economics and law at the Paris Sciences et Lettres Research University.
Adam HoffmanAdam Hoffman is a policy advisor on the DeSantis for President campaign. His writing has appeared in print and online in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and National Review, among other publications. Adam graduated with honors from Princeton. He is a native Texan and currently resides in Florida.
Andrew JacobsonAndrew Jacobson is a writer based in Israel. He publishes personal essays and cultural commentary on his Substack, Forge. A 2019 graduate of Brandeis University, Andrew earned his undergraduate degree in Philosophy, with minors in Near Eastern Judaic Studies and Business, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. After university, Andrew spent a year learning Torah at Yeshivat Har Etzion and moved to Israel in 2020. He began his career at KPMG M&A investment banking and later joined Michael Eisenberg and Aleph, an early stage venture capital fund, as project and marketing manager. Andrew lives in Jerusalem.
Eliora KatzEliora Katz is a Senior Vice President at Bank of New York Mellon in the Markets division. Eliora previously served on the Senate Banking Committee where she oversaw the national security portfolio, and as a Country Director in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Middle East Policy. Prior to that, Eliora was a Bartley Fellow on the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal. Eliora is currently a Senior Industry Fellow at the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy, and a Capstone Fellow at the Manhattan Institute.
Zachary KesselZach Kessel is a William F. Buckley Jr. Fellow in Political Journalism at National Review, and a 2023 graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. While a student, Zach led his campus Alexander Hamilton Society Chapter, helped run and anchored Northwestern's cable-news-style politics program, and worked as an intern with the American Enterprise Institute and the Vandenberg Coalition. He has also completed fellowship programs with the Hertog Foundation and the Tikvah Fund. In addition to National Review, Zach's writing can be found in publications including the Washington Post and the Washington Free Beacon.
Elinatan KupferbergElinatan Kupferberg is a scholar and writer living in Lakewood, New Jersey. He studied at Telshe Yeshiva of Chicago, Yeshiva of South Fallsburg, Brisk, Beth Medrash Govoha, and the Beren Kollel Elyon. He holds an MA from Revel Graduate School, where he concentrated in philosophy, Bible, and Rabbinic literature. Elinatan has written on intertextual hermeneutics for AlephBeta and is cowriting a series on the principles of Jewish thought for 18Forty. Flowing from the confluence of the Beis Midrash and the university, Elinatan's writing spans talmudic lomdus, religious philosophy, and intellectual history.
Michael LuccheseMichael Lucchese is the founder and CEO of Pipe Creek Consulting, a communications firm based in Washington, D.C., and a visiting scholar at the Liberty Fund. Previously, he was a communications aide to U.S. Senator Ben Sasse. He received a BA in American Studies at Hillsdale College in 2018, and in 2017 was a Hudson Institute Political Studies fellow. His writing has appeared in National Review, Engelsberg Ideas, the Washington Examiner, Public Discourse, Law & Liberty, and a number of other publications.
Elisheva MarcusElisheva Marcus graduated as the 2021 valedictorian from Touro University’s Lander College for Women, where she earned a degree in history and political science and authored a senior thesis concerning the reactions of the Allied leaders to the Holocaust. She is currently pursuing a J.D. at NYU School of Law, where she is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law and Liberty and vice president of Law Students Against Antisemitism, a student chapter of the Brandeis Center. During her summer as a Tikvah Legal Fellow, Elisheva interned at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of New York. In 2023, she worked as a summer associate at Jones Day in New York City.
Zineb RibouaZineb Riboua is a research associate and program manager of Hudson Institute’s Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East. She specializes in China’s involvement in the Middle East, North African affairs, and Israeli-Arab relations. Ms. Riboua’s articles have been published in the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Tablet Magazine, and other outlets. Ms. Riboua holds a master's of public policy from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University and a certificate in international relations and politics from Magdalene College, Cambridge University. She did her undergraduate studies in France, where she attended French preparatory classes and HEC Paris’ Grande Ecole program. Ms. Riboua is a native of Morocco, and she speaks Arabic and French. A writer and artist, Ms. Riboua regularly publishes her work on her website, exploring various contemporary cultural and philosophical issues.
Jonathan Schatz-MizrachiJonathan Schatz-Mizrahi is originally from New City, New York. He completed his master’s degree in the history of political thought at the University of Cambridge in June 2022, and spent the following academic year studying Hebrew and Jewish thought in Jerusalem, as well as leading Tikvah courses for young students. Previously, Jonathan taught AP World History at Success Academy High School of the Liberal Arts, where he developed a love for teaching and an interest in the theory of education. Jonathan graduated from Columbia University in May 2019 with a degree in intellectual history. He will spend this upcoming academic year teaching high-school humanities courses as he applies for PhD programs in intellectual history and political theory.
Daniel ShoreDaniel Shore is a recent graduate of Johns Hopkins University, where he received an MA in international relations and economics from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). While pursuing his graduate studies, Daniel worked as a research assistant for Douglas J. Feith (former U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy), conducting research on the Hebrew labor movement and its importance to Israel’s founding.
Heath SloaneHeath Sloane is a research analyst at the Middle East Media Research Institute, where he focuses on China-MENA affairs and international terrorism. Heath graduated with a Master's degree from the Yenching Academy of Peking University, and holds a BA in languages from the University of Sydney. Heath previously worked in public affairs at the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies, and he continues to actively contribute to discourse centered on Israeli foreign policy and diaspora affairs. Heath is currently a member of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry's Advocacy and Leadership Corps; previously, he served as an elected board member of the Canberra Jewish Community. Heath speaks English, Mandarin, Hebrew, French, and German, but is now learning Hungarian to try to impress his in-laws. Hailing from Sydney, Heath is currently based in London.
Ya'akov TrumpRabbi Ya’akov Trump serves as rabbi of the vibrant community of the Young Israel of Lawrence Cedarhurst. Part of his mission is to share his passion for the Torah and its relevance in contemporary times. His innovation has led to numerous engaging programs in his community and beyond. He is a featured speaker on YUTorah.org, has his own Nach Yomi website, has produced a number of podcasts, and recently released an app on both the App Store and Google Play. He is on the executive board of the RCA, where he serves as vice president for the New York area. He was listed in the City and State magazine in the Faith 100 of 2023, and was nominated for the Marquis Who’s Who of America 2023 volume. Rabbi Trump sits on the board of the Vaad of the Five Towns and Far Rockway. He has been an invited scholar at many programs including the Orthodox Union (OU) Convention, Kosher Rustic programming, and the OU West Convention.