MEDIA ADVISORY: A Conversation with Tony Blair at Yale

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will join University President Richard C. Levin and Ernesto Zedillo, former President of Mexico and director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, for a conversation before the Yale community in Battell Chapel on December 10 at 4 p.m.

Blair is teaching a “Faith and Globalization” seminar at Yale as a Howland Distinguished Fellow. His teaching colleagues are Miroslav Volf, director of the Center for Faith and Culture and the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology, and Douglas Rae, the Richard S. Ely Professor of Management and Professor of Political Science. The seminar explores issues concerning the public roles of religious faiths in the context of globalization. The course, first introduced in 2008, is a joint offering of the School of Management under Dean Sharon M. Oster and the Divinity School under Dean Harold Attridge.

Media wishing to cover the event must register for credentials in advance with the Yale Office of Public Affairs. Please send an email to kianti.roman@yale.edu with your name, affiliation, a photograph and telephone number no later than 5 p.m. on December 9. Organizations wishing to send more than one representative should send a single email with the required information for all individuals who will be covering the event.

Media credentials may be picked up at the College Street entrance of Battell Chapel 3–3:30 p.m. on the day of the event. A photo I.D. and a Yale-issued media credential are required for access to Battell Chapel. Credentials are not transferable.

Please note that bags, backpacks and purses will not be permitted in the building.

Announcement of Tony Blair’s Yale Fellowship
http://opa.yale.edu/news/article.aspx?id=2287

Tony Blair Faith Foundation
http://tonyblairfaithfoundation.org/

Faith and Globalization
http://faithandglobalization.yale.edu/

Plans for Expanding the Tony Blair Faith Foundation and Yale Initiative on Faith & Globalization
http://www.opa.yale.edu/media/pdf/blair-foundation.pdf

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