Please note this agenda is subject to change

Registration and Breakfast


  • Invocation by Rabbi Hershel Lutch
  • Hatikvah and God Bless America
  • Introduction by Eric Cohen

No More Jewish Martyrs: Reflections on Jewish Heroism

Professor Ruth Wisse

Jews and the University Crisis: A View from the Campus

A Roundtable with Tikvah Student Leaders

Dore Feith (Columbia), Zach Kessel (Northwestern), Alexandra Orbuch (Princeton), Josh Blustein (University of Chicago), Tal Fortgang (New York University)

The Resilience of Israeli Society

Dan Senor

Israel At War: What is at Stake? What is the Strategy?

Major General (ret.) Yaakov Amidror and Hon. Elliott Abrams

Break/Meet-and-Greet with Tikvah Staff and Speakers

Lunch Program

Remarks from the Chairman

Hon. Elliott Abrams

Hearts and Minds: The Battle for Public Opinion

Michael Doran, Alana Newhouse, and Christine Rosen
Moderated by Dr. Jonathan Silver

Jewish Parents Forum Award

  • Caroline Bryk on the Mission of the Jewish Parents Forum
  • Award Presentation by Rebecca Sugar
  • Acceptance Remarks by Jennifer and David Millstone

Break (Optional Mincha)

Soul, Citizen, and Statesman: What is a Great College For?

Larry Arnn and Eric Cohen

The Courts, the Culture, and the Renewal of Religious Education

Hon. William Barr, Hon. Paul Clement, and Prof. Robert George

Moderated by Dr. Jonathan Silver

Herzl Prize Award

  • Award Presentation by Eric Cohen
  • Acceptance Remarks by Dr. Leon Kass

The Eternal Grounds of Jewish Hope

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Closing Remarks and Farewell

Eric Cohen

Cocktail Reception