Issued by: Council Member Erin King Sweeney
Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney has been selected as a Fellow with the Global Institute at Long Island University (LIU) and will be a co-chair for two events in May, which will both address global security. The Global Institute is Long Island’s premier platform for National Security and Global Leadership, and brings world leaders, thinkers and analysts to the LIU campus to connect them with regional leaders to promote dialogue of world events.
“I am honored to have been chosen as a Fellow with the Global Institute and I look forward to having insightful conversations with esteemed world leaders to affect critical thinking on a local level,” stated Councilwoman King Sweeney. “I applaud Congressman Steve Israel, Chairman of the Global Institute at LIU, for his leadership in this unique forum and his commitment to bring significant dialogue to Long Island while educating students at one of Long Island’s leading Universities.”
The Bolla Global Fellows Program though the Global Institute at LIU will focus on developing leadership and global perspective among Long Island’s leaders. The program emphasizes the need for Long Island’s leaders to be aware of global issues and trends. The Fellows learn about leadership skills, strategies and expectations through sessions designed to inform and inspire.
As a Fellow, Councilwoman King Sweeney will participate in events through the Global Institute at LIU, including executive breakfasts and conference calls with international leaders, a leadership seminar and select trips. “As a Hempstead Town Councilwoman, I am committed to bipartisanship in order to represent my diverse district and provide the best possible services to residents,” added King Sweeney. “This Fellowship follows the same principles that I strive for by facilitating bipartisan and cross-regional cooperation with Republicans and Democrats alike, as well as Nassau and Suffolk County representatives.”
Councilwoman King Sweeney will co-chair two events in May alongside Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, a Huntington Town Councilman. The first event on May 10th will feature a conference call on Global Cryptocurrency with Dr. Garrick Hilemann, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency experts at the University of Cambridge and London School of Economics. The next event on May 14th is an Executive Breakfast on Global Threat Assessment with Congressman Adam Schiff, Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee.
“I am eager to participate in both events, and I’m thankful to Congressman Israel for the extraordinary opportunity to partake in a global conversation which will greatly benefit Hempstead Town and Long Island,” concluded King Sweeney. “It is important for leaders to come together and work collectively while including students who will be our leaders of tomorrow.”