Former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman will teach a course this academic year at Yeshiva University in New York.
Lieberman has been appointed to an endowed teaching chair named for him, and will give three public lectures in addition to teaching one undergraduate course. The university said that the lectures will be on topics “ranging from Judaism to public service and the Middle East.”
Lieberman’s chair was endowed by a gift from two major supporters of the school, Ira and Ingeborg Rennert.
“I am very honored that Yeshiva University is establishing this Chair, deeply grateful that Ira and Ingeborg Rennert are making it possible, and personally surprised that YU and the Rennerts have asked me to be the first occupant of the chair,” Lieberman said in the press release. “I am excited about working with the students at YU to engage and inform their interest in public policy and public service.”
Lieberman spent 24 years representing the state in the U.S. Senate and served in the state Senate for 10 years and as the state attorney general for six years. He sought the vice presidency in 2000, running with Albert A. Gore, and lost after a controversial recount in Florida and a divided ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.