Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute Of Politics Announces Spring 2017 Fellows

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The Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics (IOP) has selected its spring 2017 class of Visiting and Resident Fellows. A list is available at

“This class of Fellows boasts deep insights into the rapidly evolving landscape of national and global challenges. They will bring this range of perspectives and deep subject knowledge to benefit our undergraduate students and the Harvard community this semester,” said Maggie Williams, IOP director.

The six resident fellows (pictured at right) will bring their expertise in border security, foreign policy, the environment, America’s opioid crisis, and other pressing topics with them to Harvard. Three public service leaders will complement the Resident Fellows as distinguished Visiting Fellows: Kelly Ayotte, U.S. Senator (R-NH; 2011-17); Ray Mabus, U.S. Secretary of the Navy (2009-17); and Peter Shumlin, Governor of Vermont (D-VT; 2011-17).

For 50 years, the Fellows Program has stood as an integral component of the IOP’s dual commitment to encourage student interest in public service and to increase interaction between the academic and political communities.