The Global Institute at LIU

The Global Institute at LIU is the premier regional platform for understanding a world that’s increasingly volatile, uncertain and complex. The Institute’s non-partisan mission includes bringing world leaders, thinkers and analysts to campus; serving as a resource for the University as well as regional business leaders and social activists for information and analysis of world events; and helping to prepare students to change our world with new models of innovation and social entrepreneurship. By bringing the highest caliber of thinkers to Long Island University and connecting them with regional leaders, the Global Institute at LIU works to deepen understanding of global affairs to foster important dialogue and impact the national conversation.

“With the launch of this Global Institute, LIU will become a real leader in global affairs. The Institute will bring world leaders to the region, introduce new brands of strategic thinking and problem solving, and assist decision makers here in New York in deepening their understanding of international relations.”

-General Colin L. Powell, USA, (Ret.),
65th Secretary of State (2001-2005)

“It’s not a surprise to me at all how prominent the Global Institute at LIU has become, practically overnight. By bringing top leaders to Long Island University and directly to students, the Global Institute at LIU continues to expand as a unique regional resource to grow the university’s footprint on global affairs.”

-Congressman Adam Schiff, Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

For more information, contact:

Natalie Ryan  | 516-299-2510 | 

Upcoming Events



Our community with global leaders who shape business, political, and cultural environments and fostering important dialogue.



To foreign countries to network with leaders and untangle critical and emerging issues.



About national security and foreign policy trends through briefings, diplomatic conference calls, and strategic business leadership tours.


The Global Institute provides its members with access to leaders in national security and global affairs from the convenience of the LIU Post campus in Brookville and satellites in Manhattan.

Our members are leaders across real estate, finance, health care, defense technology, media, energy, insurance, not-for-profit and other fields. We’re also proud to include students, faculty, and civic leaders in many programs at no cost.


Message From Steve Israel

After 16 years in Congress, I’m honored to have been appointed Chairman of the Global Institute at Long Island University.

On Capitol Hill, I focused on national security and foreign policy as a Member of the Armed Services Committee and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense and Subcommittee on State & Foreign Operations.

Now, the world seems more complicated and challenging than ever.
In fact, the US Army War College has an acronym for it: VUCA.

Volatile. Uncertain. Complex. Ambiguous.


The Global Institute at Long Island University helps you understand and navigate this unprecedented terrain through high-level interactions with national and global decision makers and thought leaders. Here’s how:

  • High-level access to global and national leaders in national security, foreign policy, politics, diplomacy, science, literature, and culture.
  • Intelligence Briefings on emerging crises and flash points, telling you what you need to know by transcending headlines and partisan sound bites.
  • Crisis simulations putting you in the seat of a decision maker dealing with a breaking national security threat. These events are designed to sharpen your strategic thinking and expose you to the same range of options and consequences confronting our military and other leaders.

I hope you’ll join us.

The Honorable Steve Israel