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IOP announces fall fellows

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New crop promises to ‘captivate and inspire’ the University

The Institute of Politics, located at the Harvard Kennedy School, announced the selection of an experienced group of individuals for resident and visiting fellowships this fall.

Over the course of an academic semester, resident fellows interact with students, participate in the intellectual life of the Harvard community, and lead weekly study groups on a wide variety of issue areas. Visiting fellows join the institute for a shorter period and maximize their time meeting with students, faculty, and Harvard research center staff.

“We are excited to welcome our fall fellows to Harvard,” said Trey Grayson, IOP director. “This accomplished group of practitioners with strong experience in governing, government relations, campaign strategy, journalism, and White House policy and political affairs is sure to captivate and inspire students and the University community.”

The following resident fellows will join the institute for the fall semester:

Christina Bellantoni, associate politics editor, Roll Call

Ron Christie, author and former special assistant to President George W. Bush and deputy assistant to Vice President Dick Cheney for domestic policy (2001-04)

Tad Devine, Democratic political and media strategist

Linda Moore Forbes, deputy assistant to President Bill Clinton and deputy political director, the White House (1993–2001); senior adviser to U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh (2001-11)

Steve Grand, Republican political and media strategist

Diane Casey-Landry, former chief operating officer and senior executive vice president, American Bankers Association; president and CEO of America’s Community Bankers (2000-07)
In addition, Ed Rendell, a two-term Pennsylvania governor (2003-11), former Democratic National Committee general chairman (1999-2001­), and mayor of the city of Philadelphia (1992-99), will join the institute as a visiting fellow in early October.

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