Gov. Kathy Hochul will describe her vision for the state’s infrastructure when she participates in a New York City conversation, “Rebuilding New York,” sponsored by the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy’s Institute of Politics and Global Affairs (IOPGA).
The in-person event, Feb. 10 at 11 a.m., will be livestreamed with registration available here. The livestream is open to the public; in-person attendance is full. Held at the ILR School’s New York City conference center at 570 Lexington Ave., the event will be moderated by former Congressman Steve Israel, director of the IOPGA. The ILR School and the Regional Plan Association, a nonprofit planning organization, are co-sponsors.
Hochul, the first woman to serve as governor of New York and a Buffalo-area native, was lieutenant governor until the resignation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo in August 2021.
The event is the latest in a series of conversations with high-profile political leaders organized by IOPGA and hosted by Israel, an eight-term U.S. representative from Long Island. Previous guests have included former President Bill Clinton, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Reince Priebus, who served as chief of staff for former President Donald Trump.
Joining Israel in moderating the Hochul event will be Howard Milstein ‘73 and Janette Sadik-Khan. Milstein, a member of the Cornell University Board of Trustees, is an expert in the development and financing of large infrastructure projects. Sadik-Khan served as commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation from 2007 to 2013 and chairs the National Association of City Transportation Officials. She’s also a member of the Board of Directors of the Regional Plan Association.
Jim Hanchett is assistant dean of communications for the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy.