Noah Feldman
Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law
Director, Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law
Noah Feldman specializes in constitutional studies, with particular emphasis on the relationship between law and religion, constitutional design, and the history of legal theory.  Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, he is also a Senior Fellow of the Society of Fellows at Harvard. In 2003 he served as senior constitutional advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, and subsequently advised members of the Iraqi Governing Council on the drafting of the Transitional Administrative Law or interim constitution. He received his A.B. summa cum laude in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University in 1992. Selected as a Rhodes Scholar, he earned a D.Phil. in Oriental Studies from Oxford University in 1994.  From 1999 to 2002, he was a Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows at Harvard.  Before that he served as a law clerk to Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court (1998 to 1999) and to Chief Judge Harry T. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (1997 to 1998).He received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1997, serving as Book Reviews Editor of the Yale Law Journal. He is the author of seven books: Cool War: The Future of Global Competition (Random House, 2013); Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR’s Great Supreme Court Justices (Twelve Publishing, 2010); The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State (Princeton University Press, 2008); Divided By God: America’s Church-State Problem and What We Should Do About It (Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2005); What We Owe Iraq: War and the Ethics of Nation building (Princeton University Press 2004); and After Jihad: America and the Struggle for Islamic Democracy (Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2003. He most recently co-authored Constitutional Law, Eighteenth Edition (Foundation Press, 2013) with Kathleen Sullivan.
Susan Kahn, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Content and Curriculum
Susan Kahn received a Ph.D. in Anthropology and a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University. From 2003-2015 she served as Associate Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard and Director of the Master’s Program in Middle Eastern Studies.  While a Lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, she taught numerous undergraduate and graduate seminars on Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies and Israel Studies and received Certificates of Excellence and Distinction in Teaching for each of her courses; she was also nominated for the Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award. She has published in science studies, animal studies and Jewish studies, and her book Reproducing Jews: A Cultural Account of Assisted Conception in Israel (Duke 2000) won a National Jewish Book Award, as well as the Eileen Basker Prize for Outstanding Research in Gender and Health from the American Anthropological Association.
Shannon Whalen-Lipko
Program Administrator
Shannon Whalen-Lipko is the Executive Assistant to Professor Noah Feldman and the Program Administrator who coordinates finances for the Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law. She received a bachelor’s degree (2006) and master’s degree (2018) from Harvard University.

Menachem Butler
Program Fellow
Menachem Butler is a Program Fellow at The Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law at Harvard Law School. He is also a contributing editor at Tablet Magazine and co-editor at the Seforim blog.