U.S. Representative Adam Schiff will speak on campus on Friday, April 7 at 10:30 in Kahn Hall, Room 119, as part of a student-leader event hosted by the LIU Global Institute. Congressman Schiff, a Democrat who represents California’s 28th congressional district, is in his eighth term in the House of Representatives and is currently the top Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The House Intelligence Committee is currently looking into President Trump’s ties with Russia after reports of the country’s alleged involvement with the 2016 presidential election emerged.
The event will include Q&A with former Congressman Steven Israel, who joined LIU in January as Chair of the new Global Institute. When speaking about the significance of Schiff visiting campus, Dr. Amy Freedman, Chair of the Political Science and International Studies Department said “given the investigations of the Trump administration’s ties to Russia and the ongoing investigations in the House, Senate, and FBI, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about what the process is and the possible outcomes.”
This will be the second event hosted by the LIU Global Institute; the first event was a speech and Q&A by General Colin Powell at the Tilles Center on March 2. The Pioneer previously reported about this event on March 7.
Since Congressman Schiff is the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, “he is the perfect person to ask about these issues. Students who are interested in foreign affairs, or in checks on Presidential power would be well advised to attend the event,” Freedman said.