Hillel Ofek, University of Texas
Hillel is a Ph.D. student at the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Government, where he studies political philosophy, international relations, and public law. He is currently working on a dissertation proposal on the role of honor in foreign policy. Ofek is also the executive director of Pro Musica Hebraica, a DC-based nonprofit devoted to recovering lost and forgotten Jewish classical music. Born in Israel and raised in Jerusalem and Chicago, Ofek was educated at Kenyon College and at Oxford University. Ofek spent several years in Washington, D.C., where he was a research assistant for PMH co-founder Charles Krauthammer, a researcher and writer for the public-relations firm Berman and Company, and a founding editor at the public-policy quarterly National Affairs. His publications include articles and essays in The New Atlantis and Cambridge Review of International Affairs. Ofek was the recipient of the 2010 Claremont Institute Publius Fellowship and the 2010-2011 Earhart Fellowship.