A Conversation with Steve Israel: Politics and Global Affairs

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6:00 pm

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We are now in one of the most volatile and complex political environments in our history. Yet we tend to apply simple sound bites to that. Former Congressman Steve Israel left Capitol Hill after serving 16 years in Congress – unindicted and undefeated. He now leads the new nonpartisan Institute of Politics and Global Affairs at Cornell University, which works to raise the discourse and deeper understanding of political issues and geopolitics. In addition, Israel has written two critically acclaimed satires of Washington. Join Israel for a candidate and elucidating conversation on how we arrived in the current political climate and how to restore bipartisan cooperation and relations.

Former Congressman Steve Israel left Capitol Hill – unindicted and undefeated – to pursue a career as a writer. In addition to writing two critically acclaimed satires of Washington, he heads the non-partisan Cornell University Institute of Politics and Global Affairs in New York City. Israel was a Member of Congress for sixteen years. He left in 2017, having served as House Democrats chief political strategist between 2011-2015 as Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. President Bill Clinton called him "one of the most thoughtful Members of Congress." Which, Israel states, isn't really saying much at all. Israel is a regular political commentator on MSNBC. His insights appear regularly in the New York Times, The Atlantic Magazine, as well as The Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. He was profiled on HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and appeared on CBS' Sixty Minutes.

6:00pm reception; 6:30pm lecture, gratis.

Members and one guest per member are invited to dine at The Club with Steve Israel following the lecture. We have updated our registration system. Registration for the post-program dinner is on a separate event page.  Please click here to access the post program dinner page.