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Yale University Press Release -- Stanley McChrystal Appointment

Yale University Press Release -- Stanley McChrystal Appointment

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General Stanley McChrystal (U.S. Army, ret.) Joins Yale Faculty as Senior Fellow at The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
New Haven, Conn. --
Retired United States Army General Stanley McChrystalhas been appointed a Senior Fellow with the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at YaleUniversity for the fall 2010 semester.General McChrystal, former Commander of the International Security Assistance Forceand Commander of United States Forces Afghanistan, will teach a graduate level seminar for students in the International Relations Master¶s program. The course will examinehow dramatic changes in globalization have increased the complexity of modernleadership. Jackson Institute Senior Fellows are practitioners and experts in global affairswho teach courses and mentor Yale students aspiring to public and international service.Commenting on his appointment, McChrystal said, ³I am extremely excited to beteaching at Yale and I look forward to sharing my experiences and insights as a career military officer.´James Levinsohn, the Director of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, remarked that³General McChrystal brings a wealth of experience in international affairs that will be of tremendous value to our students. His leadership seminar exemplifies just what theJackson Institute is all about²integrating outstanding practitioners right into theacademic curriculum.´General McChrystal¶s distinguished career in the U.S. Army spanned 34 years. Prior tohis service in Afghanistan, he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as Director of the Joint Staff (2008±2009), where he assisted the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in managing the direction, operation, and integration of all combat land, naval, and air forces.General McChrystal also commanded the Joint Special Operations Command, serving asCommanding General (2003±2006) and Commander (2006±2008). In this capacity hedirected our nation¶s most elite military forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewherearound the world. He is a renowned expert in counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, andunconventional warfare. His career has brought him to posts around the world, includingSouth Korea and Saudi Arabia, where he served as a special operations officer during thefirst Gulf War.General McChrystal holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States MilitaryAcademy and a Master¶s in National Security and Strategic Studies from the UnitedStates Naval Command and Staff College. He has been a Senior Service College Fellowat the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, as well as a MilitaryFellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.The Jackson Institute of Global Affairs is a principal driver of Yale¶s efforts tointernationalize its teaching curriculum, to attract the most talented students and scholars

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