James Comey slated to hold lectures at Howard University
Former FBI Director James Comey now has a new role as he’ll be leading multiple lectures at Howard University this school year.
Comey’s opportunity to engage in open discussion at the historic HBCU is an added perk of his new title of the 2017-19 Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy. He will also be the Opening Convocation keynote speaker to kickstart the new academic year by speaking to the class of 2021 on Sept. 22.
“I am honored to hold the King Chair this school year. Howard has a longstanding history of being a vibrant academic community and the perfect place to have rich dialogue on many of the most pressing issues we face today,” said Comey. “I look forward to contributing to this remarkable institution and engaging students and faculty alike.”
Comey was most recently in headlines for being removed from his position after challenging President* Trump by continuing to investigate potential collusion between members of his administration and Russia. He was also criticized for choosing to investigate Hillary Clinton in the weeks leading up to the election, which some feel added feelings of doubt and caution in the public.
“I am pleased to welcome Mr. Comey to Howard,” said Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick. “His expertise and understanding of the challenges we continue to face today will go a long way in sparking rich discussion and advancing meaningful debates across campus.”
A press release from Howard claims Comey will hold five lectures throughout the school year as part of a series meant to “foster fruitful discussion and spur meaningful interactions.”
Comey has announced that he will donate the entirety of the $100,000 he’ll be paid for the role to a scholarship fund specifically for students coming from a foster care environment.