Yale Snags Another Diplomat

Former Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte will be a fellow at Yale

Yale University seems to be snapping up power players the minute they step away from their lofty posts, whether they ran nations or attempted to spread diplomacy around the planet.

John D. Negroponte, former Deputy Secretary of State under now-former President George W. Bush, is the latest resident of the icy-coated bastion of brainiacs.

He joins the New Haven school as a research fellow and lecturer in international affairs. His three-year term begins July 1 at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.

Negroponte, who graduated from Yale in 1960, will teach courses in the undergraduate international studies major and the international relations master's degree program. He will also join Yale historians John Lewis Gaddis and Paul Kennedy and Yale Diplomat-In-Residence Charles Hill in co-teaching yearlong studies in grand strategy seminar, the core course in the Brady-Johnson Grand Strategy Program.

Negroponte, a four-time ambassador, also served as director of National Intelligence and U.S. representative to the United Nations.

Read more on Negroponte here.

Other noteworthy Yale profs:

Dan Esty, member of President Barack Oabama's transition team.

Elizabeth Alexander, recited her poem at the Obama inauguration. 

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair

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