The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Directors' Lunch with Noah Feldman, Harvard Law School Professor on Monday, September 24th, in the Belfer Center Library (L369)

Noah Feldman specializes in constitutional studies, with particular emphasis on the relationship between law and religion, constitutional design, and the history of legal theory. A professor of law at Harvard Law School, he is also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and an adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Before joining the Harvard faculty, Feldman was Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and was named a Carnegie Scholar in 2005. In addition, Professor Feldman has been a visiting professor at Yale Law School and a fellow of the Whitney Humanities Center. 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. Prior to his work in Iraq, Professor Feldman was a Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. Professor Feldman began his legal career 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 is the author of three books: Divided By God: America's Church-State Problem and What We Should Do About It; What We Owe Iraq: War and the Ethics of Nation Building and After Jihad: America and the Struggle for Islamic Democracy. Professor Feldman received his A.B. summa cum laude in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. He was later selected as a Rhodes Scholar, and earned his D.Phil. in Islamic Thought from Oxford University. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1997, where he served as Book Reviews Editor of the Yale Law Journal.