Director of the Institute for Public Affairs of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"[W]e're not about to take the position of abolition [of the death penalty], because the teaching that, again, the need for implementing justice, particularly with regard to crimes of murder, for society, is a critical component of Jewish teaching as well."
Transcript of appearance at the Pew Forum's event, "Religious Reflections on the Death Penalty," June 5, 2001
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Director of the Institute for Public Affairs, Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America
Adjunct Professor, Religion and American Public Policy, American University
Former Lawyer, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, New York
Former Law Clerk FOR Judge I. Leo Glasser, United States District Court
Former Professor, Political Science, Yeshiva University
JD, Harvard Law School
Graduated from Yeshiva University (degree unknown)
"Faith-Based Solutions; What Are the Legal Issues?," Testimony Before US Senate Committee on the Judiciary, June 6, 2001
"Religious Reflections on the Death Penalty," Pew Forum even appearance, June 5, 2001
"The Case for Charitable Choice," New York & Washington, DC Jewish Week, June 17, 1999
Co-Editor, Tikkun Olam: Social Responsiblity in Jewish Thought and Law, 1997
Nathan Diament is the Director of the Institute for Public Affairs (IPA) which is the public policy arm of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, also called the Orthodox Union (OU), representing over 1,000 Orthodox Jewish synagogues nationwide