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Published on May 25, 2012
Noah graduated from Harvard and earned a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University where he earned a Ph.D in Islamic Thought. He later received his J.D from Yale Law School, and is now a Bemis professor of International Law at Harvard University. Dr. Feldman worked as an advisor in the early days of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq following the 2003 invasion. 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. His work focuses on studying the intersection of religion, politics and law, with a particular focus on how Islam meshes with modern democracy. In 2003 he spoke on the main TED stage, relating politics and religion to technology, which is designed to efficiently connect and manage groups of people.
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