Professor Joe Lieberman
12:57 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Former Senator Lieberman to Be Professor in New York

Former U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman will be a professor at Yeshiva University (file photo)
Former U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman will be a professor at Yeshiva University (file photo)
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Former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman has been appointed a professor at Yeshiva University for the 2014-2015 academic year.

The private New York university named him the Joseph Lieberman Chair in Public Policy and Public Service.

He'll teach an undergraduate course and give three public lectures on topics ranging from Judaism and public service to the Middle East.

Lieberman represented Connecticut in the U.S. Senate between 1989-2013. He was Al Gore's running mate during the 2000 presidential campaign but was re-elected to the Senate as an independent in 2006.

Lieberman received an honorary doctorate from Yeshiva in 1989 for his leadership in Jewish and civic affairs. The position was established through a gift from Ira and Ingeborg Rennert.