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The Institute of Politics and Global Affairs has a dual structure with core teams operating in Long Island/Manhattan and in Ithaca.

Through the partnership of Steve Israel, our director based in Metro New York, and Doug Kriner, our faculty director based on Cornell University’s Ithaca campus, we are pursing a collaborative and integrated programmatic agenda that fits within broad and often-overlapping themes and features events in Metro New York and in Ithaca.

The institute seeks to bring together researchers, students, governing officials, policymakers, and interested public citizens to engage the most important challenges in contemporary politics.


Insight Briefings


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    A series of conference calls providing personal interaction with leading political pundits from both parties.

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    2020 Presidential Race Reviews

    A series of events with experts that forecast the U.S. 2020 presidential election in real-time as critical milestones are crossed.

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    Insider Briefings

    Prominent elected officials join for elucidating conversations that take you behind the headlines on current events.

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    Meet the Candidates

    Opportunities for candidates in all U.S. political parties to share their vision with leaders of the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs.




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    How to Build Bipartisan Bridges on Infrastructure

    Join members of Congress and experts seeking a bipartisan approach to build and finance infrastructure in America.

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    The Future of Work Conference

    Mobility. Globalization. Automation. These influences are reshaping our economy—and also our politics. Join us for a unique collaboration with policymakers and experts in studying and developing pragmatic solutions.

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    Campaign Finance Conference

    A discussion on the challenges posed by America’s current campaign finance system and how they can be solved. There has been a marked erosion in the public’s faith in government and politics, propelled by a sense that money and influence has marginalized access to many Americans. Democrats and Republicans are working together to pursue comprehensive campaign finance reform. We’ll focus on efforts and provide meaningful dialogue with our members.

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    Civic Dialogues

    Elected officials and civic leaders from all political parties will come together for a lecture series featuring global thinkers, authors, and innovators—with a mission of driving bipartisan relationships and ideas by creating new dialogues.

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    D.C. Congressional Book and Author Series

    An ongoing series bringing prominent authors and historians to Capitol Hill for bipartisan dialogue

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    Bipartisan Policy Review

    A unique policy publication written exclusively by bipartisan legislative partners in the U.S. Congress and state legislatures. Each issue seeks to cut through the clutter of partisan soundbites with treatments that don’t look left or right—but forward.

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    Congressional Peace Games

    Geopolitical crisis simulations for members of Congress conducted in partnership with the U.S. Institute of Peace, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Carnegie Foundation


Global Affairs


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    Diplomatic Dinners

    Institute leaders and activists join diplomatic leaders in New York City and Washington, D.C. for informative dinner briefings.

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    Global Travel

    We bring leaders in communities, business, and academia to geopolitical centers around the world for first-hand engagement with global leaders.

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    State of the Globe Conference

    Renowned military and policy experts discuss emerging threats and the state of the world.


Long Island Engagement


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    Long Island Congressional Breakfasts

    Members of Congress discuss the current events of Washington, D.C.

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    Annual Conference: Holocaust Studies and Contemporary Lessons

    In the current world of rising authoritarianism and the decline of democratic institutions, it is vital that we recognize signposts of the past. This conference convenes global leaders and thinkers in an annual, informative dialogue.