Harvard’s Institute of Politics (IOP) has announced its fall resident and visiting fellows. Resident fellows lead weekly study groups during an academic semester; visiting fellows join the institute for a shorter period and meet with students and faculty.
IOP fall resident fellows include: Mo Cowan, U.S. senator (D-MA; Feb. 2013-July 2013) and former senior adviser, chief of staff and chief legal counsel to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick; Ginny Hunt, Google strategy principal and founder of the company’s public sector product and engineering team; Sasha Issenberg, Slate columnist, Washington correspondent and former Americas editor at Monocle, and author of The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns and The Sushi Economy: Globalization and the Making of a Modern Delicacy; Karen Mills, U.S. Small Business Administration administrator (2009-present) and member of President Obama’s cabinet and economic leadership team; Beth Myers, adviser for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, campaign manager for Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign and chief of staff to Romney (2002-06); and Ana Navarro, CNN/CNN Español political commentator, National Hispanic co-chair for Jon Huntsman’s 2012 presidential campaign and Hispanic Advisory Council national co-chair and national surrogate for John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign.
IOP fall visiting fellows include Hilda L. Solis, former U.S. labor secretary (2009-13) and U.S. representative (CA-32nd, D; 2001-09) and Antonio Villaraigosa, two-term mayor of Los Angeles (2005-13). Visiting fellows traditionally meet with student groups; lead discussion groups on topical issues and their experiences in public and political service; and participate in public policy classes.