Gordon Brown appointed as visiting fellow at Harvard

September 15th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI  

Gordon Brown London, Sep 15 (ANI): Britain’s former prime minister Gordon Brown has been appointed as a visiting fellow at the prestigious American university of Harvard, it has been announced.

Brown will kick off his fellowship with a formal address to students at the Institute of Politics at the Boston university.

He is also expected to hold a series of discussions groups on “topical issues” and his “experiences in public and political service,” and participate in “public policy” classes with faculty and students.

A number of universities in the United Kingdom are also understood to have approached Brown about taking up possible academic appointments.

Brown will launch his fellowship during a short visit to the States next week, when he will deliver the Malcolm Wiener Lecture in International Political Economy.

“We are confident our students, faculty and university community will enjoy engaging with Gordon Brown, a prominent international leader with experience at the highest levels of government and public service,” the Telegraph quoted John C Culver, the Institute’s interim director, as saying.

Reports suggested he would charge up to 100,000 dollars (64,000 pounds) a time to deliver a number of speeches in the Middle East. (ANI)

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