The Spitzer Chair

Right before Eliot Spitzer gets sworn in as the new governor, and officially starts having his name floated as a White House contender, the City College of New York has announced the creation of the first-ever Anne and Bernard Spitzer Chair in Political Science.

The chair was created by a $2.1 million gift the Spitzers gave to the school, where Bernard graduated in 1943.

School spokesman Ellis Simon said the position was created for the purpose of attracting scholars in the field of international politics.

The first Spitzer Chair is Dr. Randall C. Forsberg, a nonproliferation specialist who was appointed by Bill Clinton to the Advisory Committee of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.

– Azi Paybarah