By Adam Hornbuckle
The LIU Global Institute, established when former Congressman Steve Israel joined the university in fall 2016, has an eventful fall semester with nine events planned.
On September 18 there will be an LIU Global Institute co-sponsored by the Hutton House author event series in Lorber Hall. During the event, the book ‘And the Sparrow Fell’ by Congressman Robert Mrazek will be discussed. The novel is set in Vietnam era Long Island and depicts a wealthy North Shore family.
The Institute’s premier fall speaker, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, will be on Thursday, October 5 on the Tilles Center Mainstage. Israel will join President Clinton in conversation. Complimentary tickets are still available for students at the Tilles Box Office.
On October 16, the Institute will host Congressman Peter King for an executive breakfast, a meeting limited to members of the Global Institute. King serves the 2nd Congressional district of Long Island, on the south shore of LI, from Massapequa to Bohemia.
On October 25, the Institute will sponsor another Hutton House author event in Lorber Hall. The book ‘Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign’; by Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen will be discussed at the event.
Dr. Sam Barnett, a neuroscientist, will join the Institute on November 1 for a discussion about ‘the politics of the brain’. On November 30, the Consul General of Israel, Dani Dayan, will visit the Institute for an executive breakfast. Both event locations are to be determined.
Retired four star General and Director of the CIA until he resigned in 2012, David Petraeus, will speak at a reception held by the Institute on December 6. Petraeus led combat forces in Iraq and commanded the United States Central Command as well as the International Security Assistance Force.
To ward the end of the semester ,on December 11, the Institute will welcome Congressman Lee Zeldin. Zeldin serves the 1st congressional district which encompasses the east end of Long Island.
Last spring, the Institute hosted events including an assessment of the United States’ foreign policy challenges with Congressman Adam Schiff and an inaugural lecture featuring former General and U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Events are open to students and the general public, except for the executive breakfasts, and are free of charge.