Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley to Serve Visiting Fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics

Contact: Esten Perez
Phone: (617) 496-4009
Date: November 09, 2011

Cambridge, MA – Harvard’s Institute of Politics (IOP), located at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, today announced the fall Visiting Fellowship of Richard M. Daley, Mayor of Chicago, IL (1989-2011).

Daley’s fellowship will occur the week of Nov. 28. Visiting Fellows traditionally meet with student groups; lead discussion sessions on topical issues and their experiences in public and political service; and participate in public policy classes with students and Harvard University faculty.

As a former mayor with over two decades of experience, Daley will also be a featured participant in the Institute’s 19th biennial Seminar on Transition and Leadership for Newly-Elected Mayors (co-sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Mayors) Nov. 30-Dec. 2 offering incoming mayors from large cities across the country briefings on leadership and the issues they will face.

"We are excited to welcome Mayor Daley to Harvard," said Trey Grayson, Director of Harvard's Institute of Politics. "His extensive management experience running a major U.S. city will be invaluable to students and to the dozens of new city leaders attending the Institute's Newly Elected Mayors Conference."

Fall 2011 IOP Visiting Fellows have also included two-term Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and former U.S. Ambassador and U.S. Representative Tim Roemer, whom the Institute hosted in October. 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.

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