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John Kerry Retreats To The Ivy League Without His Coveted Nobel Peace Prize

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John Kerry will become Yale University’s first Distinguished Fellow for Global Affairs, a capacity in which he will work with the school’s scholars to counter climate change, authoritarian populism, violent extremism, and other issues.

“The Kerry Initiative will elevate the discourse around these divisive issues and develop promising new ideas in public policy that are so desperately needed,” said Yale President Peter Salovey, as reported by Yale News.

“Secretary Kerry has dedicated his career to public service, and here at Yale — through teaching, research, and dialogue — he will continue to inspire the next generation of national and world leaders.”

Kerry will work with Yale students specializing in law, management, forestry & environmental studies, divinity, and global affairs. He will operate the Kerry Initiative, which will be dedicated to research and teaching.

“This is where I first raised my hand as a junior and pledged to defend the Constitution,” said Kerry. “And it’s where I first debated and struggled with issues of war and peace. Teaching, researching, convening, engaging, and collaborating with young people and together wrestling with the world’s most complex issues is an exciting chapter in the journey that began for me in New Haven.”

“I’m grateful to President Salovey for his enthusiasm about what we can do together as a Yale community and how we can empower the next generation of idealists and diplomats and activists to be a part of public service and a cause bigger than themselves.”

This is not a political platform, it’s an educational platform,” said Yale President Peter Salovey to The Wall Street Journal.

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