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New role for David Petraeus: Professor

From Shirley Henry, CNN
updated 11:04 AM EDT, Wed April 24, 2013
David Petraeus resigned from the Central Intelligence Agency in November.
David Petraeus resigned from the Central Intelligence Agency in November.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • David Petraeus will lead an economic seminar at Macaulay Honors College in New York
  • Petraeus will assume the role of visiting professor at the college in August
  • He resigned in November 2012 as director of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • His resignation followed an admission of an affair with his biographer

(CNN) -- David Petraeus, who resigned as director of the Central Intelligence Agency after the revelation of an extramarital affair, has been named a visiting professor at Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York, the school's chancellor said Tuesday.

Petraeus will assume the position in August, Matthew Goldstein, the chancellor, said. The university did not provide specifics about what Petraeus would be teaching.

In a statement, the retired Army general indicated he will lead an economic seminar.

Petraeus apologizes for affair

"I look forward to leading a seminar at Macaulay that examines the developments that could position the United States -- and our North American partners -- to lead the world out of the current global economic slowdown," he said.

Petraeus apologizes for affair

Petraeus, who once ran the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, resigned from his CIA post in November.

He resigned after admitting he had had an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, a fellow West Point graduate who spent months studying the general's leadership of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

The affair came to light during an FBI investigation of "jealous" e-mails Broadwell reportedly sent to another woman.

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