Archive for Friday, August 18, 2006

KU provost elected to think tank

August 18, 2006


Kansas University Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Richard Lariviere has been elected to the Council on Foreign Relations, a nongovernmental, nonpartisan think tank on foreign affairs.

Lariviere speaks both Hindi and French and can read several other languages, including German and Sanskrit.

He is the third KU member on the council. KU's Rice Distinguished Professor of Law, Raj Bhala, and his wife, KU philosophy graduate student Kara Tan Bhala, are also members.

Other members of the Council include former secretaries of state Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright, former U.S. ambassadors to the United Nations Jeane Kirkpatrick and Thomas Pickering. The council has about 4,200 life members.


johngalt 11 years, 9 months ago

is this just a cover for the tri-lateral commission ?

Ken Miller 11 years, 9 months ago

It's the shadow group promoting the North American Union.

JHawker 11 years, 9 months ago

I think this is wonderful and adds just that much more to the rich levels of culture in Lawrence. It's my hope that more people will consider learning a second language and keeping up with foreign affairs.

FormerCentralKansan 11 years, 9 months ago

"is this just a cover for the tri-lateral commission ?"

LOL I haven't seen this used on a message board in years. I was thinking the SAME thing!

not_dolph 11 years, 9 months ago

Ohh...good thing we are focusing on important things like bringing up our rankings, retaining research dollars and fixing buildings. Perhaps he will be able to use his influence on this committee to recruit athletes abroad.

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