Former Montana Gov. Stephen C. “Steve” Bullock — a Democrat who has additionally made runs for the White Home and Senate — and 5 different eminent political figures will function fellows on the Harvard Kennedy Faculty’s Institute of Politics this spring, per an announcement on Wednesday.
The cohort of fellows additionally contains Bonnie Glick, the Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Company for Worldwide Growth below President Donald Trump; William “Invoice” Kristol ’73, the founding director of Defending Democracy Collectively; Janet A. Hook ’77, a nationwide political reporter for the Los Angeles Occasions’s Washington Bureau; Nsé Ufot, the Chief Government Officer of the New Georgia Undertaking; and Michael Tubbs, the previous mayor of Stockton, Calif.
Within the e mail asserting the fellows, IOP Director Mark D. Gearan ’78 wrote that he was “grateful” the fellows might be spending the spring semester with the IOP — albeit nearly — at such “an essential second in our civic life.”
“Their experiences as a governor and presidential candidate, diplomat, journalist, thought chief, mayor, and activist present distinctive views to share,” he wrote. “Harvard college students will have the ability to have interaction with them on important subjects – from COVID to voter participation, the primary 100 days of the Biden presidency to the way forward for the Republican Social gathering.”
Nadia R. Douglas ’23 and Victor E. Flores ’23, pupil co-chairs of the IOP’s Fellows and Examine Teams, wrote within the announcement that they’re wanting to welcome the fellows this spring.
“The world is watching the US, ready to see how our newly elected leaders will deal with the worldwide pandemic, financial disaster, and home polarization,” they famous. “This cohort will assist our neighborhood make sense of this inflection level and the place we go from right here, whereas persevering with to encourage college students’ ardour for public service.”
On Twitter, Glick wrote that she was “very excited” to work with the opposite new fellows.
“I am heading again to high school,” she wrote.
Trump nominated Glick to her function as USAID Deputy Administrator in April 2019 and she or he confirmed by the Senate by unanimous consent in January 2019, however was fired on Nov. 6, 2020.
Tubbs — often called a rising star within the Democratic Social gathering who narrowly misplaced re-election as Stockton mayor final November — additionally took to Twitter to touch upon the information, writing that he’s “excited to share hard-earned insights” with Harvard associates.
The fellows will seem in introductory boards on the IOP on Feb. 3 and Feb. 4.
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