With some important details about the hiring procedure at Yale, from Seyla Benhabib.
Professor Benhabib, who served on Professor Pogge’s selection committee, said that she and other committee members had heard about the Columbia case but did not discuss it.
“I didn’t think it was my place to go searching into his history at Columbia,” she said. “Everybody slips once. That was our attitude.”
She added, “In retrospect maybe we should have done more.”
While faculty hiring at Yale involves a complex web of bureaucracy and approvals, the process at the time was overseen by the office of the provost, then led by Mr. Salovey.
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