Harvard’s Institute of Politics Announces Spring Fellows

Contact: Esten Perez
Phone: (617) 496-4009
Date: January 13, 2011

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 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 range of topics.
“This ideologically diverse group of political professionals possess a deep knowledge of international diplomacy, foreign affairs, speechwriting and legislating on Capitol Hill,” said Eric Andersen, Fellows Program Director at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. “We are looking forward to hosting such prominent practitioners on campus to inspire the next generation of leaders in politics and public service.”
The following Resident Fellows will join the Institute for the spring semester:

  • Caroline Croft, senior advisor, U.S. Department of State (1992-present)
  • Bob Inglis, U.S. Representative (SC-4, R; 1993-1999 & 2005-2011)
  • John McConnell, senior speechwriter and White House deputy assistant to the President and assistant to the Vice President (2001-2009)
  • Ellen Qualls, senior advisor for strategic planning, office of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (2007-2011)
  • Emma Sky, senior political advisor, U.S. Generals Odierno and Petraeus in Iraq (2007-2010)
  • Bart Stupak, U.S. Representative (MI-1, D; 1993-2011)

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/.


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