Harvard's Institute of Politics Announces Fall Fellows

Jun 24, 2010, 16:23 ET from Harvard's Institute of Politics

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 fall.  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.  

"Inspiring interactions with top public sector leaders is a key reason student engagement in the field continues to grow," said Institute of Politics Director Bill Purcell.  "This Fellows class is an ideal group of leaders who can help turn interest in public service into a career and commitment to making a difference."

The following Resident Fellows will join the Institute for the fall semester:

  • Dennis Archer, Mayor, Detroit, MI (1994-2001); president, National League of Cities (2000-01); president, American Bar Association (2003-04)
  • Susan Milligan, national political reporter, the Boston Globe
  • Michele Pierre-Louis, Prime Minister of Haiti (2008-09)
  • Ophir Pines-Paz, Israel's Minister of Interior (2005), Minister of Science, Culture and Sport (2006) and Knesset member (1996-2010)
  • Margaret Spellings, U.S. Secretary of Education (2005-09)
  • John Timoney, former Miami, FL chief of police, Philadelphia, PA police commissioner and New York, NY first deputy commissioner

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/.

SOURCE Harvard's Institute of Politics