Van Jones, the controversial former Obama administration official, will speak on the same panel as Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) at a New York City forum next month, according to media reports this week.
Jones, who served as green jobs czar, resigned his advisory position last year after it was revealed he signed a petition that suggested the Bush administration deliberately allowed the 9/11 terrorist attacks to happen as a pretext for war.
Jones and Gillibrand will speak on a panel sponsored by the Advocacy Project at the Harvard Club in New York. Jones is scheduled to speak about the Obama administration's jobs agenda.
Gillibrand, who has suffered from low approval ratings, is running for reelection this year and could face a primary challenge from New York transplant and former Rep. Harold Ford (D-Tenn.) Republicans have yet to find a strong challenger to face the junior senator.