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Jeff J. Mitchell
Tony Blair speaks at the World Economic Forum on Jan. 23, 2007, in Davos Switzerland.
updated 3/7/2008 2:40:36 PM ET 2008-03-07T19:40:36

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will teach a seminar at Yale next year, Yale officials said.

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

The school said his efforts relate to the work of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, which he will  launch later this year.

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 said the appointment will provide a tremendous opportunity for students and the Yale community.

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

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