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IOP welcomes former Chicago mayor

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Richard M. Daley will lead workshops, talks as visiting fellow

The Institute of Politics (IOP) at the Harvard Kennedy School has announced the fall visiting fellowship of Richard M. Daley, mayor of Chicago from 1989 to 2011.

Daley’s fellowship will occur the week of Nov. 28. Visiting fellows traditionally meet with student groups, lead discussion sessions on topical issues and their experiences in public and political service, and participate in public policy classes with students and Harvard faculty.

As a former mayor with more than two decades of experience, Daley will also be a featured participant in the institute’s 19th biennial Seminar on Transition and Leadership for Newly-Elected Mayors (co-sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Mayors) Nov. 30-Dec. 2, offering incoming mayors from large cities across the country briefings on leadership and the issues they will face.

“We are excited to welcome Mayor Daley to Harvard,” said IOP Director Trey Grayson. “His extensive management experience running a major U.S. city will be invaluable to students and to the dozens of new city leaders attending the institute’s newly elected mayors conference.”