Dr. Dan Friedman is Director of Content and Communications for Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where he helps lead strategic communications efforts and works with faculty to develop and disseminate content for a broad range of audiences, with a focus on new media technologies.
Previously Dan served as executive editor of the Forward, where he won numerous awards for writing and editing including a 2018 Rockower award for editorial writing for his response to the events in Charlottesville, VA. He received a PhD in Comparative Literature from Yale and an MA in English Literature from Cambridge, where he captained the university soccer team.
Dan is the author of an ebook about the real ideological roots of “Tears for Fears,” the 80’s rock band. He writes regularly about books for the L.A. Review of Books, about whisky wherever he can, and is a contributing editor to 8by8 (America’s glossy soccer magazine). He was a staff writer for Sacha Baron Cohen and has also written for The New York Times, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal.