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The Tikvah Overseas Student Institute

For Yeshiva, Midrasha, and Post-High School Students in Israel |  חשון – סיון תשע"ט / Oct. 2018 – May 2019

Rachel Zabarkes Friedman

Tel Aviv University

Rachel Zabarkes Friedman is a postdoctoral fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Tel Aviv University.  A political theorist and lawyer by training, she studies the history of political philosophy and the normative foundations of the welfare state, in particular the idea of social insurance.  She received her Ph.D., her J.D., and her B.A., summa cum laude, all from Harvard University, and was subsequently awarded a Fulbright postdoctoral fellowship in Israel.  She has taught in courses on distributive justice and the history of political thought at Harvard, and also serves as an associate editor of Mosaic.