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IOP announces spring resident fellowships

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Harvard University’s Institute of Politics (IOP), located at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, has announced the selection of an experienced group of individuals for resident fellowships this spring. 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 spring semester and lead weekly, not-for-credit study groups on a range of topics:

Connie Morella, U.S. ambassador, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (2003-07); U.S. representative (1987-2003; R-Md.)

Bart Peterson, mayor, city of Indianapolis (1999-2007)

Lois Romano, political reporter/national politics, The Washington Post

Sile de Valera, member, Irish National Parliament (1977-1981 and 1987-2007); member, European Parliament (1979-84)

David Yepsen, political columnist, Des Moines Register

David Zwick, founder and president, Clean Water Action (1972-2007)

“Our spring fellows class brings an impressive range of experience in elected office, international affairs, journalism, and environmental advocacy to Harvard,” said Jim Leach, director of the IOP. “Students, faculty, and the Cambridge community will have a great opportunity to benefit from such accomplished and engaging political practitioners.”

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.