Pericles Lewis, currently the founding president of Yale-NUS College, will assume the combined role of vice president for global strategy and deputy provost for international affairs in the fall of 2017, President Peter Salovey and Provost Ben Polak announced.
Lewis will take up the new position at the conclusion of his five-year term in his current post.
This key post within the University Cabinet has been vacant since Linda Lorimerâ€™s retirement in the spring of last year. Lewisâ€™ appointment â€œwill provide renewed and unified focus to a vitally important area of the university,â€ Salovey and Polak said in letter to Yale faculty and staff announcing the appointment.
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Founded as a Collegiate School in 1701 for the training of ministers for the Congregational Church in the Colony of Connecticut, Yale has come a long way.
We all know that, over time, Yale’s mission evolved into the molding and education of members of the national leadership class, but the question is: When exactly, and how, did Yale acquire a Global Mission and its own Foreign Policy?
If Yale already has a foreign policy of its own, isn’t it perhaps time that Yale begins building its own Navy and training officers to command the Yale Army? How about some Yale colonies to start off the construction of the Yale Empire? …