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IOP announces seven spring fellows

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Located at the Kennedy School of Government, the Institute of Politics (IOP) recently announced its selection of a diverse and experienced group of individuals for spring fellowships.

The seven resident fellows will join the institute for the spring semester and will lead weekly, not-for-credit study groups on a range of political topics. Information on the study groups will be announced in mid-February.

The resident fellows are Mary Beth Cahill, Kerry-Edwards campaign manager; Brad Carson, former U.S. Representative (D-Okla.); Ron Fournier, chief political writer for The Associated Press in Washington, D.C.; Vicki Huddleston, former U.S. ambassador to Mali; Tom Newcomb, former special assistant to President Bush and senior director for combating terrorism with the National Security Council; Roger Simon, political editor, U.S. News and World Report; and Maggie Williams, former chief of staff for the William J. Clinton Foundation and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.

In addition, Michael Deaver, international vice chairman for Edelman Worldwide and former deputy chief of staff to President Reagan, will serve as a visiting fellow at the institute. Additional spring visiting fellows will be announced next month.

“This impressive group brings a diverse range of experience in government, journalism, international affairs, and political campaigning to Harvard,” said Phil Sharp, director of the IOP. “I am confident that our students and our community will benefit from the enthusiasm and expertise of these exciting practitioners.”

While at Harvard, the fellows will interact with students, participate in the intellectual life of the community, and pursue individual studies or projects.