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IOP announces fall fellows

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Located at the Kennedy School of Government (KSG), the Institute of Politics (IOP) recently announced the selection of an experienced group of individuals for resident fellowships this fall. Resident fellows interact with students, participate in the intellectual life of the community, and pursue individual studies or projects throughout an academic semester.

The following resident fellows will join the institute for the fall semester and lead weekly, not-for-credit study groups on a range of topics.

The fall fellows are as follows:

Tony Leon, member of parliament, Republic of South Africa (1989-present); former leader of the Democratic Party (1994-1999) and former leader of the Democratic Alliance and the Official Opposition (1999 to May 2007) in the South African Parliament

Meghan O’Sullivan, special assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for Iraq and Afghanistan, National Security Council, the White House (July 2004-present)

Bill Purcell, mayor of Nashville (1999-present)

Noelia Rodriguez, director of communications and press, secretary to first lady Laura Bush (2001-03); president and CEO of LA Convention 2000 (host committee for the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles)

Maralee Schwartz, deputy business editor (2006-present) and former national political editor (1996-2005), The Washington Post

Clay Shaw (R-Fl.), member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1981-2007) and former mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (1975-81)

“The Institute of Politics is excited to host such an accomplished group of political practitioners to serve as fellows this fall,” said Jeanne Shaheen, director of the IOP. “Their diverse

experience in government, communications, international relations, and journalism is sure to create great interest on campus and throughout the Cambridge community.”

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.