08/16/2010 08:49 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Stanley McChrystal To Teach At Yale

Gen. Stanley McChrystal will teach at Yale this fall, Politico reports.

The four-star general will lecture on leadership in a course at Yale's new Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, which was founded last year with a $50 million gift from pharmaceutical businessman and philanthropist John Jackson and his wife.

The Washington Post reports that McChrystal's class will "examine how dramatic changes in globalization have increased the complexity of modern leadership." In a statement, McChrystal said he was anticipating relaying his "experiences and insights as a career military officer."

According to the Yale Daily News, the graduate-level seminar will reserve some spaces for undergraduates.

Politico reports that McChrystal had been weighing job prospects from "a wide range of places," including non-governmental organizations and large corporations.

At Yale, McChrystal will possibly join the ranks of other high-profile faculty at the institute, including former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo and former Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte. According to the Yale Daily News, Yale President Richard Levin said that "bringing more people with experience in international affairs" was a "priority" of the center.

McChrystal retired from the force in July after a Rolling Stone article quoted him making snide remarks about Obama administration officials.

At his celebratory goodbye party last month, McChrystal gave no hint that he was considering a move to teaching. A close aide of the general told the Associated Press that he planned to live in northern Virginia.