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Cambridge, MA – Harvard’s Institute of Politics, located at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, today announced the selection of an experienced group of individuals for Resident and Visiting Fellowships this spring. Over the course of an academic semester, Resident Fellows interact with students, participate in the intellectual life of the Harvard community and lead weekly study groups on a wide variety of issue areas. Visiting Fellows join the Institute for a shorter period and maximize their time meeting with students, faculty and Harvard research center staff.
"We are looking forward to welcoming a great group of Resident and Visiting Fellows to Harvard this spring," said Harvard Institute of Politics’ Director Trey Grayson. "Our spring Fellows class features public servants with significant experience in politics, campaigns, international diplomacy, journalism and elected office that is sure to interest our students, faculty and the Harvard community."
The following Resident Fellows will join the Institute for the spring semester and lead weekly study groups on a range of topics:
In addition, the Institute will also host several Visiting Fellows during the spring semester: Gov. Jon Huntsman (April), former presidential candidate, Governor of Utah (2005-09) and U.S. Ambassador to China (2009-11) and Singapore (1992-93) and John King (several weeks throughout spring semester), CNN’s Chief National Correspondent. Sen. Tim Wirth, United Nations Foundation President, Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs (1993-98) and U.S. Senator (1987-93) and U.S. Representative (1975-87) from the state of Colorado, will spend time in April at Harvard as a joint Visiting Fellow with the IOP and Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Visiting Fellows traditionally meet with student groups; lead discussion groups on topical issues and their experiences in public and political service; and participate in public policy classes with students and Harvard University faculty.
The Fellows program is central to the Institute’s dual commitment to encourage student interest in public life and to increase interaction between the academic and political communities.
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics (IOP), located at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, was established in 1966 as a memorial to President Kennedy. The IOP’s mission is to unite and engage students, particularly undergraduates, with academics, politicians, activists, and policymakers on a non-partisan basis to inspire them to consider careers in politics and public service. The Institute strives to promote greater understanding and cooperation between the academic world and the world of politics and public affairs. More information is available online at www.iop.harvard.edu.