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David Axelrod joins IOP Board

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‘I can’t think of a more important mission,’ he says of IOP

The Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School has added another prominent political practitioner to its Senior Advisory Committee: David Axelrod.

Axelrod, senior strategist, Barack Obama 2012, and former senior adviser to President Obama, began his three-year appointment by participating at the IOP’s biannual committee meeting in Cambridge on May 5.  The committee, chaired by Caroline Kennedy, is responsible for guiding and advising institute staff toward fulfillment of the IOP’s mission of inspiring young people to careers in politics and public service.

“The IOP is dedicated to inspire young leaders to take up careers in politics and public life; I can’t think of a more important mission and I’m honored to be part of it,” said Axelrod.