A half-year ago, he resigned as British prime minister after a bruising campaign and some stiff criticism of his politicking skills. But on Tuesday, Gordon Brown was pressing the flesh again--this time at New York University, where he talked about his new book, led a discussion with selected students and eased into the Greenwich Village institution that will be his academic home for the next two years, reports the New York Times. Mr. Brown, the university announced, has been named N.Y.U.’s inaugural “distinguished global leader in residence.” Still a member of Parliament, he will bring the cachet and credentials that...

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