Macaulay Honors College Appoints Dr. David Petraeus as Visiting Professor

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. David Petraeus to the Macaulay Honors College faculty, as Visiting Professor, effective August 1, 2013.  This appointment represents a major forward step in our mission to educate global citizens by connecting Macaulay students to the top leaders of NYC and the world.

Dr Petraeus is the highly decorated four-star general who commanded coalition forces during the “surge” in Iraq and later in Afghanistan, and who subsequently served as Director of the CentrPETRAEUS-articleInlineal Intelligence Agency.  He holds a B.S. with honors from the United States Military Academy and M.P.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.   He has extensive teaching experience as an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the U.S. Military Academy and a fellowship at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Dr. Petraeus will be teaching one honors seminar each semester, in line with his research interests in energy, manufacturing, life sciences and information technology and their implications for the United States. His first seminar this fall will be a course in American Studies entitled: “Are We on the Threshold of the North American Decade?”  In this interdisciplinary seminar, students will examine in depth and then synthesize the history and trends in diverse public policy topics with a view towards recommendations for America’s leadership role in the emerging global economy.

He will also offer public lectures at Macaulay during the academic year. We are honored that he chose to continue his commitment to public service with this appointment at Macaulay.

Ann Kirschner
University Dean

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