On May 4, 2022, FOLCS was joined by former Senator Joe Lieberman, to discuss his vast experience in reaching across the aisle to foster a workable and collegial government, one in search of solutions, not standoffs.
In his recent book, The Centrist Solution, Lieberman offers a master class in cooperative government and legislative consensus-building. His forty years in elected office spanned the Vietnam War era to the Presidency of Barack Obama, all the while remaining a centrist. In this era of political extremism and partisan gamesmanship, there is much to be learned from Senator Lieberman’s commitment to bipartisan good government.
Senior Counsel, Former US Congressman & Connecticut Attorney General
Now Senior Counsel at the law firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres LLP in New York, Joseph I. Lieberman was for 24 years a member of the U.S. Senate from Connecticut. At the end of his service in January 2013, he was Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and a senior member of the Armed Services Committee.
Through both Committee positions, he became a leader in protecting the security of the American people and supporting American international leadership. Senator Lieberman is known as a national leader who works across party lines to get things done and who speaks his conscience regardless of the political consequences.
Before his election to the Senate in 1988, Senator Lieberman served 10 years in the Connecticut State Senate and 6 years as Connecticut’s Attorney General. In 2000 he was the Democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States. Senator Lieberman also serves on the board of several nonprofit organizations including the McCain Institute.
Senator Lieberman is married to Hadassah Freilich Lieberman. Together they have four children and 12 grandchildren.