Chafee Takes Post at Brown University
Senator Lincoln Chafee has found a new gig. Starting in January, he will be , according to the a distinguished visiting fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.
It struck me as an odd appointment, frankly, given that Chafee lists no education beyond a bachelors degree–in Classics, no less. Granted, he is on the Foreign Relations Committee and is the chairman of its Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs; but he has only been in the Senate seven years and had no national or international experience prior to 1999. Still, many of the other Visiting Fellows lack terminal degrees and have less impressive practitioner backgrounds.