Harvard Universitys Institute of Politics (IOP), located at the Kennedy School of Government (KSG), recently announced that former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner and Patricia Clarey, former chief of staff to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, have been selected to serve as IOP Visiting Fellows this month. Warners fellowship is currently under way Clareys fellowship begins April 17.
Visiting fellows join the institute for a limited time to interact with students, faculty, and Harvard research centers. These fellows traditionally take part in some or all of the following activities at the IOP, including meeting with various student groups, leading discussion groups on topical issues and on their experiences in public and political service, and participating in public policy classes with students and KSG faculty.
“The institute is pleased to host Gov. Warner and Patricia Clarey, two dedicated public servants with significant experience handling issues facing states in the 21st century,” said Jeanne Shaheen, director of IOP. “We are excited to bring them to Harvard to interact with our students and the Harvard community.”
Warner served as the governor of Virginia from 2002 to January 2006, and also as the National Governors Association’s chairman in 2004 and 2005. Clarey most recently served as chief of staff to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a post she held from 2003 until earlier this year.
Previously announced IOP spring resident fellows, who have begun leading weekly, not-for-credit study groups on a variety of political topics (listed in parenthesis below) include Nasreen Barwari (reinventing Iraq), Minister of Municipalities & Public Works, Iraq Transitional National Government and KSG Mason Fellow, MC/M.P.A. 1999; Jane Campbell (local/city governance), former mayor of Cleveland; Ken Cooper (black-Latino coalition politics in the 21st century), former national editor, Boston Globe; Al Felzenberg (bipartisan cooperation), former deputy and senior director for communications, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.; Ricardo Luna (democratic processes in the Andean region), former Peruvian ambassador to the United States; Dotty Lynch (2006 midterm elections), former senior political editor, CBS News.
The fellows program is central to the institute’s dual commitment to encourage student interest in public life and to serve as a bridge between the academic and political communities.