Noah Feldman

Noah Feldman is an American author and professor of law at Harvard Law School.

Feldman grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, where he attended the Maimonides School. He graduated from Harvard College in 1992, ranked first in the College, and earned a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, where he earned a Doctorate in Philosophy in Islamic Thought in 1994. Upon his return from Oxford, he received his J.D., in 1997, from Yale Law School, where he was the book review editor of the Yale Law Journal. He later served as a law clerk for Associate Justice David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court.

In 2001, he joined the faculty of New York University Law School (NYU), leaving for Harvard in 2007. In 2008, he was appointed the Bemis Professor of International Law. He worked as an advisor in the early days of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq following the 2003 invasion of the country. He regularly contributes features and opinion pieces to The New York Times Magazine and is a senior adjunct fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Books in order of publication:

After Jihad: America and the Struggle for Islamic Democracy – 2003

What We Owe Iraq: War and the Ethics of Nation Building – 2004

Divided by God: America’s Church-State Problem–and What We Should Do About It – 2005

The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State – 2008

Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR’s Great Supreme Court Justices – 2010

Cool War: The Future of Global Competition – 2013

The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President – 2017

First Amendment Law – 2019

The Arab Winter: A Tragedy – 2020

The Broken Constitution: Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and the Refounding of America – 2021

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