Over at Our Kingdom, Anthony Barnett worries about the future for Yale.. Whilst I’d suggest it’s a bit premature for that particular concern, here are some links of interest to fill in the background to how successful Mr Blair may, or may not, have been in showing “how religious values can be channeled toward reconciliation rather than polarization.” And where that would fit with other influences.. The less said about the effects on others the better.. probably.. From the Yale announcement.
Yale President Richard C. Levin says The appointment of Mr. Blair provides a tremendous opportunity for our students it is essential that we explore how religious values can be channeled toward reconciliation rather than polarization. Mr. Blair has demonstrated outstanding leadership in these areas and is especially qualified to bring his perspective to bear. We are honored that he is planning to join the Yale community.