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My alma mater gets some heat to go with its light and truth:
Blair, who stepped down as prime minister last year after 10 years in power, was to lecture on faith and globalization as the Howland Distinguished Fellow, and would start in the next academic year, the university said.“The appointment of Mr. Blair provides a tremendous opportunity for our students and our community,” Yale President Richard Levin said in a statement.
His work at the university would relate to the work of his Tony Blair Faith Foundation, which he is due to launch later this year.
“As the world continues to become increasingly interdependent, it is essential that we explore how religious values can be channeled toward reconciliation rather than polarization.
“Mr. Blair has demonstrated outstanding leadership in these areas and is especially qualified to bring his perspective to bear. We are honored that he is planning to join the Yale community,” he added.
He will continue to be special envoy to the Middle East.