Harvard University’s Institute of Politics (IOP), located at the Kennedy School of Government, has announced the selection of an experienced group of individuals for its spring resident fellowship program. Resident fellows interact with students, participate in the intellectual life of the community, and pursue individual studies or projects throughout an academic semester.
The resident fellows will join the institute for the spring semester and lead weekly, not-for-credit study groups on a range of topics. The fellows are James Baker, on leave of absence from his position as counsel for intelligence policy, U.S. Department of Justice, National Security Division; Carl M. Cannon, White House correspondent, National Journal; Kerry Healey, Massachusetts lieutenant governor (2003-07) and 2006 Massachusetts Republican gubernatorial candidate; Nancy Johnson (R-Conn.), U.S. representative (1983-2007); Ned Lamont, 2006 Connecticut Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, chairman of Lamont Digital Systems; and Chriss Winston, former deputy assistant to President George H.W. Bush for communications and director of the White House Office of Speech Writing.
“This impressive group brings a diverse range of experience in government, journalism, national security, campaigning, and communications to Harvard,” said Jeanne Shaheen, director of the IOP. “I am confident that our students and the Cambridge community will benefit from the enthusiasm and expertise of these exciting political practitioners.”