Retired Gen. Colin Powell made news last year when he went across the political aisle and endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton over his party’s nominee, Donald Trump.
Now that the country is a month into the Trump administration—a month defined by a fusillade of executive orders, a large number of leaks and a combative relationship with the press—Powell’s conversation at LIU Post promises to be worthwhile.
The moderator for the evening will be former Rep. Steve Israel, a Democrat from Dix Hills who retired last year and is now chairman of the LIU Global Institute, which focuses on foreign policy.
Powell’s time in public service spans more than a half-century. He served for two years as President Ronald Reagan’s national security advisor and as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for both Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Later, George W. Bush appointed him as U.S. Secretary of State—a position that placed him in the middle of diplomatic efforts following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Powell should be able to provide insight into America’s seemingly endless “War on Terror,” which the US is now fighting in at least seven countries. No doubt, there’s much more to discuss.
The event is slated for March 2 at 7:30 p.m. inside the concert hall at LIU Post’s Tilles Center. Single Ticket Prices: $55, $80, $110.
(Featured photo: Retired Gen. Colin Powell courtesy Department of Defense/Marvin Lynchard)