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Gen. McChrystal heading to Yale classroom

Gen. McChrystal heading to Yale classroom
Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal speaks at his retirement ceremony at Fort McNair in Washington on July 23, 2010. UPI/Alexis C. Glenn | License Photo

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former U.S. commander in Afghanistan, will teach a graduate course in leadership at Yale University, the school announced Monday.

McChrystal, who was stripped of his command in late June after he and aides made negative comments about the Obama administration in a Rolling Stone magazine profile, will teach the course this fall. Offered in Yale's international relations master's program, the course is to focus on how globalization has made modern leadership more complex.

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"I am extremely excited to be teaching at Yale and I look forward to sharing my experiences and insights as a career military officer," McChrystal said in a statement.

James Levinsohn, director of Yale's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, said McChrystal will infuse the class with an insider's perspective on geopolitics.

"General McChrystal brings a wealth of experience in international affairs that will be of tremendous value to our students," Levinsohn said. "His leadership seminar exemplifies just what the Jackson Institute is all about -- integrating outstanding practitioners right into the academic curriculum."

McChrystal holds a bachelor of science degree from the U.S. Military Academy and a master's in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval Command and Staff College. He has been a senior service college fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a military fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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