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KU provost elected to foreign relations post

August 19, 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.


oldgoof 11 years, 10 months ago

Isn't this the same guy?

"If the review panel was right, NSF were fools to give the [NSF grant] money in the first place," . . .

Lariviere became testy when asked who was responsible for ensuring the center met expectations and who is responsible when such a grant falls through.

"I will not engage in that kind of nonsense," he said.

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