ISSUE FORUMS

Issue Forums are designed to complement the Session Internship curriculum and are an academic requirement. Forums provide a scholastic setting within the Internship for student discussion and insight on the practical aspects of the legislative process, bipartisanship and policies. Assembly leadership and Members are joined by distinguished members of the executive branch, judiciary, academia, experts on government and state issues, and Assembly staff. Lecture topics include the State budget, the economy, education, and criminal justice. Issue Policy Forums are scheduled on Mondays and/or Tuesdays, including evenings from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

  • Members of the Assembly:

  • James R. Tallon, Jr., Regent, New York State Board of Regents

  • Edward M. Cupoli, Ph.D., Head of the Nanoeconomics Constellation and Professor of Nanoeconomics at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at University at Albany, State University of New York

  • Elizabeth Benjamin, Journalist

  • Theresa A. Bischoff, CEO of the American Red Cross in Greater New York

  • Economic Panel:

    Ways and Means Committee: Inbong Kang, Audra Nowosielski, Anthony Rodolakis
    Division of Budget: Qiang Xu

  • Assembly Staff Panel:

    Ways and Means Committee: Victor Franco, Lonnie Threatte, and Blake Washington
    Program and Counsel: Suzanne O. Bolling, Lynelle Bosworth and Simonia O. Brown



ASSEMBLY INTERN COMMITTEE
Phone: (518) 455-4704
Fax: (518) 455-4705
intern@assembly.state.ny.us
SHELDON SILVER, SPEAKER
DEBORAH J. GLICK, CHAIR

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