Meet the Krauthammer Fellows

The Krauthammer Fellows are ambitious young professionals pursuing careers in academia, law, journalism, public policy, Jewish education, and more. They write about foreign affairs, cultural issues, history, and legal theory in national magazines, academic journals, and in their own publications. Krauthammer Fellows have also been featured on podcasts and have taught premier courses. You can review some of their written work on our Featured Writing page.  

Joshua Blustein

Joshua Blustein is a second-year at the University of Chicago Law School and a Tikvah Legal Fellow. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University in Economics and International Studies in 2019, Josh drove Uber Eats when New York's Covid lockdowns delayed his healthcare consulting job, and became one of Southern Westchester's highest ranked deliverymen. While working at Mercer, Josh started as a columnist for The Algemeiner, writing on Jewish historical topics including Christopher Columbus, George Washington, baseball, and Christmas. Outside of Law School, Josh interned for the Hon. Roy Altman, gaining an appreciation for the rule of law as applied correctly, and a restored spirit in American justice. Josh also conducts research with the Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics and wrote a study on the Holocaust for their publication. After law school, Mr. Blustein will live and work in his adopted home: Miami, Florida.

Aaron Bondar

Aaron Bondar is a second-year law student at Fordham University School of Law, where he is a staff member on the Intellectual Property Law Journal. He is formerly the associate director of the University Programs Division at the Tikvah Fund. He is currently a student assistant district attorney at the Queens Borough District Attorney’s Office. He is also a part-time associate editor at American Affairs Journal.

Jonathan Feld

Jonathan Feld is a JD candidate at Yale Law School. He was previously the research assistant in the President’s Office of the American Enterprise Institute. He also served as a research assistant for Commissioner Adam White of the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States. Jonathan’s first historical monograph was published by the United States Navy in 2017. He earned his MPhil with Distinction from Jesus College, Cambridge and received his AB, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Princeton University. While studying at the University of Cambridge, he also briefly played in the British Baseball Federation.

Matthew Foldi

Matthew Foldi is a conservative reporter, having worked most recently at the Washington Free Beacon. His columns have appeared in the New York Post, Newsweek, and RealClearPolitics. He is also a weekly contributor on Newsmax.

Avi Garson

Avi Garson grew up in Gibraltar but is currently based in London, where he works as a political consultant. He studied politics at City, University of London, and completed a master’s in international-security studies at UCL. Prior to that, he spent two years in Gateshead Yeshiva followed by a year in a Jerusalem-based Yeshiva. Avi cofounded the Habura, a virtual study group (Bet Midrash), an educational platform and international network dedicated to the study and reinvigoration of the classical and Western Sephardic traditions. It hosts biweekly lectures and podcasts and has published several journals and books. He also sits on the Board of Deputies, the representative body of the British Jewish community. He has written articles on Jewish contemporary life and Middle Eastern geopolitics.

Tuvia Gering

Captain (Res.) Tuvia Gering is a researcher at the Diane & Guilford Glazer Foundation's Israel-China Policy Center, housed at the Institute for National Security Studies. He is also a nonresident fellow in the Atlantic Council's Global China Hub. Previously, he was a research fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security (JISS) and the Israeli Chinese Media Center. Gering is the editor and author of Discourse Power on Substack, a newsletter covering leading Chinese perspectives on current affairs, and holds a BA in East Asian studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (summa cum laude) and an MPH in disaster and emergency management from Tel Aviv University (summa cum laude).

Georgia Leigha Leatherdale Gilholy

Georgia was born and grew up in Burton Upon Trent, England. She studied history at King’s College London, George Washington University, and University College London. Georgia has worked as a Reporter for the online magazine and as Director of Media for the Pinkser Centre think tank. She currently works as a full time Reporter for the Jewish Chronicle newspaper. Her main writing interests are foreign affairs, particularly in relation to Israel, China, and human rights issues.

Hadar Hazony

Hadar is a PhD student in political theory and constitutional studies at the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on the phenomena of hierarchy, inequality, and exploitation. Currently, he is considering, among other things, questions such as: Why do human societies form in hierarchical structures? Why are hierarchical structures exploitative? Are there benefits to hierarchy? Hadar’s research approaches these questions primarily through the lens of 19th-century German philosophy, considering the work of thinkers such as Hegel, Marx, and Nietzsche.

Samuel Helyar

Samuel is currently a PhD student in political science at Boston College, studying ancient and modern political philosophy with a minor in American politics, after having received his BS from St. John’s College. Broadly stated, his current interests lie at the intersection of the unintended consequences of the enlightenment project, the deracinating effects of modern individualism, and the revolutionary transformation of our world by science and technology. Although such questions are pertinent to every modern liberal democracy, he is especially interested in their relevance to the dramatic expansion of American government through the 20th century, the increasingly intrusive character of politics into the private sphere of family life and religious practice, and the danger posed by the tyranny of the majority to Judaism as a tradition and a way of life.

Seth Higgins

Seth Higgins is a native of Saint Mary’s, Pennsylvania who now resides in Philadelphia. After completing a master’s degree in public affairs from Brown University, Seth worked in several levels of local government. During his time in government, Seth has brought conservative thought to issues such as zoning reform, public pension management, and labor relations. Seth currently works as a consultant where he assists municipalities and counties across the country administer federal programs. Prior to attending college and starting his career, Seth served as a C-17 Loadmaster in the US Air Force. Seth is a proud veteran of Afghanistan.

Sholom Licht

Sholom S. Licht is a student at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. A native of Queens, NY, Sholom studied at several Yeshivas in the US and Israel before attending Bar-Ilan University and Yeshiva University, where he received a BA and MA respectively, in Jewish studies. Sholom served as an editor and translator for the Koren English Talmud Bavli project, as a teacher, and as the Director of the Executive Office of the Orthodox Union, before pursuing a legal career. After his first year of law school, Sholom interned at the United States Court of Federal Claims and spent the following summer at the global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, and in his final year of law school will spend a semester at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Sholom has participated in a number of Tikvah programs and was most recently an inaugural fellow at the Tikvah Legal Fellowship. In his free time, Sholom greatly enjoys the outdoors; skiing in the winter, hiking and camping in the summer, and biking all year round.

Elias Neibart

Elias Neibart is a JD candidate at Harvard Law School. Elias received his MPhil in political thought and Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge where he researched the ideological origins of America’s “Second Founding.” A 2020 graduate of Emory University, Elias earned his undergraduate degree in political theory and philosophy, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude. Elias has held positions with the Manhattan Institute, the New York County District Attorney’s Office, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, and the New York State Office of the Attorney General. His work focuses on the nexus of law, history, and political thought.

Aaron Schimmel

Aaron Schimmel, a native of Los Angeles, is a PhD student in the Department of History at Stanford University. He studies Jews in the late nineteenth-century Russian Empire with a special emphasis on Jewish political movements. Before Stanford, Aaron obtained his BA in History from Lewis & Clark College and spent a year teaching English in a Jerusalem elementary school. His research has most recently brought him to study relations between Ashkenazic and non-Ashkenazic Jewish communities in the Russian Empire.

Dovid Schwartz

Dovid Schwartz is a 1L at Fordham Law School. Prior to attending law school, Dovid studied philosophy at Yeshiva College and taught a Tikvah-sponsored Great Books program at various schools in New Jersey. Dovid has also taught several courses for the Tikvah Online Academy and the Tikvah Scholars Program. After graduating from law school, Dovid plans to pursue a career as a trial lawyer and continue to contribute to Jewish education. Dovid lives in Teaneck, New Jersey with his wife and daughters.

Daniel Sonnenfeld

Daniel Sonnenfeld is a graduate student at the Hebrew University's Middle Eastern Studies department. His thesis focuses on sociological aspects of the Israeli-Arab conflict. He works at the university as a teaching and research assistant. He is also the program coordinator of Tikvah Israel's Churchill Program, which helps Israelis looking to influence Israel's defense and foreign policies lay a strong foundation for their strategic thinking. Daniel previously wrote about the Middle East as a journalist for the American news agency the Media Line, and as an analyst for the Cambridge Middle East and North Africa Forum.

Daniel Sorek

Dan is an Associate on the Cyber Regulatory, Policy, Strategy team within the CISO’s office at Goldman Sachs. In his role, he advises on the implementation of cyber controls and other strategic efforts to prevent cyber and information security incidents within the firm. He began a path in cyber and national security after beginning his career in investment banking with TD Securities. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Dan worked on New York City Cyber Command’s (NYC3) threat intelligence team, where he was tasked with advising the agency’s senior leadership on the role that local governments can play in countering state-sponsored influence operations and disinformation. He has also consulted for a global bank on cyber threats from Iran and served as an Emergency Operations Center fellow in New York City Emergency Management. Dan holds a Master’s of International Affairs in international security policy from Columbia University, where he served as a senior editor of the Journal of International Affairs Politics of Protest issue that included contributions from a Joshua Wong, a US senator, and leading researchers. He received his Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University. Dan is a dual Canadian-Israeli citizen but has lived in the US since 2016.

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