May 25, 2007
Meeting of the Brown Corporation
Corporation Creates Professorship, Lecture Series on Middle East
The Corporation of Brown University has voted to establish the Peter Green Professorship in Modern Middle Eastern History and The Peter Green Lectures on the Modern Middle East, which will expand the University’s teaching and research in international affairs. Green is an alumnus, parent of two Brown alumni, and former trustee of the University.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — At its regular spring business meeting today (Friday, May 25, 2007), the Corporation of Brown University voted to establish the Peter Green Professorship in Modern Middle Eastern History and The Peter Green Lectures on the Modern Middle East. Both the lectureship and professorship are funded by a gift from Peter B. Green, an alumnus, parent of two Brown alumni, and former trustee of the University
“As a longtime supporter of Brown in a wide range of roles from parent, to trustee, to alumnus, Peter Green has served Brown in many ways,” said Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons. “He continues to promote excellence at Brown with his newly created professorship in modern Middle Eastern history and the Peter Green Lectures on the Modern Middle East with a focus on modern Iraq. These gifts will be useful as Brown continues to bolster international studies.”
Green is chairman of Greenaap Consultants Ltd., the Dublin-based investment vehicle that manages the assets of Green and his family.
“I am proud to support Brown as it carries out the Plan for Academic Enrichment,” Green said. “I believe an understanding of the Middle East will play a critical role in our increasingly globalized world, and that this professorship and lecture series will help prepare students for important leadership roles in the world.”
Professorships are one of the highest priorities of the University’s $1.4-billion Campaign for Academic Enrichment to attract and retain faculty who are both exceptional teachers and productive researchers. The march toward fulfilling the Plan for Academic Enrichment continues to progress. To date, the number of regular faculty at the University has increased by 15 percent to 658.
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