Petraeus' New Gig: University Professor

Retired general to lecture at City University of NY

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Apr 24, 2013 3:17 AM CDT | Updated Apr 24, 2013 5:28 AM CDT

(Newser) – Ex-CIA director David Petraeus is replacing one kind of intelligence work with another. Macaulay Honors College at City University of New York says the retired four-star general has been named a visiting professor for public policy, starting in August. Petraeus, who left the CIA after an extramarital affair was exposed last fall, has a doctorate from Princeton University and has written widely on international relations, military strategy and tactics, and national security issues. He says in a statement released by Macaulay that he's pleased to teach at the college, where most students are the children of immigrants. He says he looks forward to leading a seminar on the global economic slowdown.

David Petraeus speaks at the annual dinner for veterans and ROTC students at the University of Southern California last month.
David Petraeus speaks at the annual dinner for veterans and ROTC students at the University of Southern California last month.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
David H. Petraeus speaks at the annual dinner for veterans and ROTC students at the University of Southern California, Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
David H. Petraeus speaks at the annual dinner for veterans and ROTC students at the University of Southern California, Tuesday, March 26, 2013.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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