LIU’s Global Service Institute Chair to Host Virtual Lectures

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Rita Cosby, chair of Long Island University's Global Service Institute
Rita Cosby, chair of Long Island University’s Global Service Institute (Long Island University)

The Global Service Institute at Long Island University announced Headliners of Service, a virtual speaker series which will feature special live conversations with international security expert and granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Susan Eisenhower, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, and former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Moderated by Global Service Institute Chair and acclaimed journalist Rita Cosby, the virtual lectures will be held monthly through Zoom, beginning September 23rd, and will follow with a live Q&A period for viewers.

The virtual lecture series will feature:

Susan Eisenhower

Wednesday, September 23rd at 12 pm EST

International Security Expert Susan Eisenhower shares insightful and riveting stories about her extraordinary grandfather American President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Her new book, How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower’s Biggest Decisions, discusses the importance of President Eisenhower’s deep-seated values that Susan Eisenhower saw firsthand and what we can all learn from him today. Free virtual event.

To register, please visit

Secretary Ben Carson

Thursday, October 1st at 11 am EST

Distinguished retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson joins us to talk about his current roles and latest developments as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and a member of the Trump Administration’s Coronavirus Task Force. Free virtual event.

To register, please visit

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert

Thursday, November 12th at 12 pm EST

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert joins us to talk about the importance of the U.S. presidential election, the historic peace accords between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain, his time in the Israeli Defense Forces and in public office, as well as Israel’s mandatory national military service for its citizens.

To register, please visit

For more information visit the Global Service Institute website at

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