CONFIRMED 2023 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

  • Chairman of Tikvah, chairman of the Vandenberg Coalition, and senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Former U.S. Special Representative for Iran and Venezuela.

  • William Barr served as the 77th and the 85th attorney general of the United States.

  • Dean of the faculty at Shalem College, professor emeritus in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, and scholar emeritus at the American Enterprise Institute. Winner of the 2023 Herzl Prize, Tikvah's highest honor.

  • Award-winning professor of Yiddish literature, author on Jewish history and culture, and distinguished senior fellow at Tikvah.

  • Paul Clement served as the 43rd solicitor general of the United States.

  • Larry P. Arnn is the twelfth president of Hillsdale College.

  • Editor-in-chief of Tablet Magazine.

  • Co-chairman of the Jewish Leadership Conference and CEO of Tikvah.

  • Senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, columnist for Commentary, fellow at the University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, and senior editor at the New Atlantis.

  • Host of the “Call Me Back” podcast and co-author of bestseller Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle. Co-founder and a member of the board of directors of the Foreign Policy Initiative. Former advisor to Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, and the administration of George W. Bush.

  • Senior director of Tikvah Ideas, Warren R. Stern Senior Fellow of Jewish Civilization, editor of Mosaic, and host of the Tikvah Podcast.

  • Senior fellow at Tikvah, director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University, senior rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel in New York City, and a writer on theology, ethics, and Jewish-Christian relations.

  • Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. He has served as chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), and before that on the President’s Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He has also served as the U.S. member of UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST). He is a former Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. A graduate of Swarthmore College, he holds J.D. and M.T.S. degrees from Harvard University and the degrees of D.Phil., B.C.L., D.C.L., and D.Litt. from Oxford University. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

  • Caroline Bryk is executive director of Tikvah's Jewish Parents Forum.

  • Tal Fortgang is an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute. He holds concurrent fellowships at the Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty and SAPIR.


The Rising Generation: Will Our Children Defend America, Israel, and Jewish Civilization?
Religion, Education, and the Courts
The Challenges Ahead for Jewish Education
The Vanishing American Jew
The Art of Jewish Formation
Renewing America's Universities
Israel at 75
Social Media's Threat to Our Culture and Our Kids
A Vision of Tikvah’s Future
Herzl Prize Award Ceremony
Jewish Parents Forum Award Ceremony

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