NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – Yale University says former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will teach there next year.

Blair as been appointed as the Howland Distinguished Fellow and will lead a seminar on issues of faith and globalization.

The school says his efforts relate to the work of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, which he is launching later this year. The deans of Yale’s management and divinity schools are working on the details of the program.

The fellowship program recognizes citizens of any country who have achieved distinction in the field of literature, fine arts or the science of government.

Yale President Richard Levin says the appointment will provide a tremendous opportunity for students and the Yale community.

Blair was prime minister from 1997 until he resigned last year.

His oldest son, Euan Blair, is in his second year of a two-year master’s program in international relations at Yale.

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