PACS news/September 1, 2023

Tom Nachtigal Receives Knight-Hennessy Award

Tom Nachtigal, from Rishon-Lezion, Israel, is pursuing a PhD in international and comparative education at Stanford Graduate School of Education. She graduated magna cum laude from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a bachelor’s degree in law and international relations. She holds an LLM (cum laude) from Columbia Law School and an EdM from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She plans to study how learning sciences promote education for human rights and democracy globally, focusing on conflict-affected areas. As a lawyer, she practiced at the international law department of the Israeli military, where she advised national security policymakers. Previously, she interned at various U.N. human rights committees and at the Israeli Ministry of Justice. She received Columbia Law School’s Harlan Fiske Stone Honor for academic performance and, for her research on indoctrination to hatred and violence under international law, the Parker School Recognition of Achievement in International and Comparative Law.

She is one of four Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS) at the GSE this year, a cohort of 84 Stanford graduate students across disciplines who will learn and collaborate together, all while being trained up as leaders in their respective fields and communities.