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  • Roundtable Panel on the War in Israel with Honorable Judge Roy Altman

  • Join The American Enterprise Institute &  The Miami Jewish Legal Society for a fascinating discussion on the Israel-Hamas war, its causes, and its ramifications for the future of western civilization.

    Honorable Judge Roy Altman - United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
    Michael Rubin - Former Pentagon Official

    Tuesday, December 5th - 5:30pm

    at The Rok Family Shul
    Chabad Downtown Jewish Center
    35 SE 9th Street
    Miami, FL 33131

    Judge Altman received a BA from Columbia University, where he played quarterback on the football team and pitched for the baseball teamâ€"earning All-Ivy honors. Judge Altman received his JD from the Yale Law School, where he was projects editor of the Yale Law Journal. After law school, the Judge clerked on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals for the Honorable Stanley Marcus.

    Judge Altman then became a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami, where he twice received the Director of the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys’ Award for Superior Performance by a federal prosecutor. In 2014, Judge Altman became a partner at the Miami law firm of Podhurst Orseck, where he represented the victims of airplane crashes and bank fraud conspiracies. On April 4, 2019, Judge Altman was confirmed to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. At 36, he became the youngest federal district court judge in the countryâ€"and the youngest federal judge ever appointed in the Southern District of Florida.

    Michael Rubin is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he specializes in Iran, Turkey, and the broader Middle East.

    A former Pentagon official, Dr. Rubin has lived in post-revolution Iran, Yemen, and both pre- and postwar Iraq. He also spent time with the Taliban before 9/11. For more than a decade, he taught classes at sea about the Horn of Africa and Middle East conflicts, culture, and terrorism, to deployed US Navy and Marine units.

    Dr. Rubin is the author, coauthor, and coeditor of several books exploring diplomacy, Iranian history, Arab culture, Kurdish studies, and Shi’ite politics, including "Seven Pillars: What Really Causes Instability in the Middle East?" (AEI Press, 2019); "Kurdistan Rising" (AEI Press, 2016); "Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes" (Encounter Books, 2014); and "Eternal Iran: Continuity and Chaos" (Palgrave, 2005).

    Dr. Rubin has a PhD and an MA in history from Yale University, where he also obtained a BS in biology.

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