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Noah Feldman

Author and assistant professor of law at New York University

Noah Feldman is an assistant professor of law at New York University and he has recently been named chief U.S. advisor to Iraq for the writing of the country’s new constitution.

Mr. Feldman joined the NYU faculty in 2001 from the Society of Fellows at Harvard. He is also an adjunct fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C.

Raised in an Orthodox Jewish family, Mr. Feldman has become a leading scholar on questions related to religion and law.

Fluent in English, Hebrew, Arabic and French, he represents the rare breed of scholar — and now U.S. government official — who understands and relates to both sides of the Middle East debate.

Before joining NYU, Mr. Feldman served a clerkship at the U.S. Court of Appeals at the D.C. Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

He lives in both New York and Washington, D.C . with his wife Jeannie Suk.

Articles by Noah Feldman

Islamist Democracies: The West's Worst Nightmare?

Can democracy be made to flourish in the lands where Islam prevails?

November 23, 2003