Daniel Friedman

Daniel Friedman, MA, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science

Areas of Expertise

Nationalism, Middle East Policy, Interest Groups, Christian Zionism, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement


Daniel Friedman holds a B.Comm. from the University of New South Wales, Australia; a M.A. in Judaic Studies from Touro University; and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Alberta, Canada. In addition, he received semicha yadin yadin rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz, head of the Beth Din of America. He teaches courses on American Politics, International Relations, and Comparative Politics.  

Friedman is the founder of the Center for Torah Values and has published over a dozen volumes of The Transformative Daf. He served as a rabbi for over two decades in pulpits across the globe. He was the inaugural chair of the National Holocaust Monument of Canada and accompanied Prime Minister Harper on his official visit to Israel. He represented United Kingdom at the World Holocaust Forum in 2020 at Yad Vashem, served as Assistant Chief Examiner for Religious Studies for the Caribbean Examinations Council, was elected Vice-President of the Rabbinical Council of America, and appointed to the Cabinet of Canadians in honor of Canada’s sesquicentennial year. He is a recipient of the Alberta Medal.


Master of Arts in Judaic Studies, Touro University

Master of Arts in Political Science, University of Alberta

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Alberta

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