BROOKVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A retiring New York congressman will next serve as the chairman of Long Island University's Global Institute among other duties at the private college.

Newsday reports ( ) Steve Israel will also teach, write and host events at the Brookville school on topics such as foreign policy and national security.

The Huntington Democrat will assume his new position on Jan. 3. He's expected to remain in the post for a period of two years.

LIU President Kimberly Cline says Israel's experience in government has positioned him to provide the university with expertise and guidance in building the institute toward world-class status.

Israel plans to give the university his records from Congress, which detail events such as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the 2008 financial crisis.

Israel has represented Long Island's North Shore since 2001.

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