Bringing together Leaders who seek to make a Sustainable Impact on our World

The Global Institute at LIU has revolutionized the concept of service for greater world good and become the leading voice and premier platform for creating and encouraging the model global citizen who will impact their communities and far beyond. This unprecedented initiative makes LIU one of the first institutions in the US for integrating this extraordinary character-building theme and latest technological advancements into its vast curriculum, inventive projects and unique, high-profile events.

In a world that’s increasingly uncertain, complex and volatile, the Institute’s nonpartisan mission includes bringing world leaders, dynamic thinkers and top analysts together to analyze current global events and introduce new models of social entrepreneurship.

The Global Institute gathers the best minds to address critical issues with a focus on developing a better and sustainable world. It works to deepen understanding of international affairs and develop an appreciation of the world in order to foster important dialogue, impact the national and global conversation… and create meaningful innovations and innovators that will lead, inspire and serve to change the world.

“This Global Institute will bring world leaders to the region, introduce new brands of strategic thinking and problem solving.”

– General Colin Powell


The Global Service Institute at LIU hosts major events, lectures and conferences with internationally acclaimed high-level thought leaders and key decision makers in national security, foreign policy, politics, diplomacy, science and environment, literature and culture… All Dedicated to Service.

Consul General of France, Anne-Clare Legendre

Bill Clinton

General David Petraeus

George W. Bush

Secretary of State, Colin Powell

Vice President
Joe Biden


  • Social Innovation Summit
  • International Service Network
  • Diplomacy and Science
  • Technological Development, Achievements and Sustainability
  • Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science for Global Social Impact


  • Youth Summits and International Dialogues
  • World Leader Speaker Series
  • Model UN Engagement
  • Leadership and Current Events Conferences
  • Political Discussions and Debates
  • Diverse Service Curriculums


  • Annual Service Awards
  • Global Day of Service
  • Clinical Partnerships/Community Engagement
  • Corporate and Student Service Pledge
  • 100 Small Ideas to Change the World