Cambridge, MA – The Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School today announced six Resident Fellows for the Fall 2019 semester bringing experiences as a United States Senator, Vice President, media executive, philanthropic leader, grassroots activist, and campaign strategist.

“We are excited to welcome a dynamic group of Resident Fellows in the Fall. They bring notable professional experience at the highest levels of government, politics, activism and journalism,” said Mark D. Gearan ‘78. “With a shared commitment to the public good, they model lives of consequence to our students.”

Fall 2019 Resident Fellows:

LaTosha Brown – Co-Founder, Black Voters Matter Fund
Bob Cohn – President, The Atlantic
Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado – Vice President of the Republic of Panama and Minister of Foreign Affairs (2014-2019)
Deesha Dyer – White House Social Secretary, Obama Administration (2015-2017) and co-founder, beGirl.World
Jeff Flake – U.S. Senator (R-AZ) (2013-2019)
Alice Stewart – CNN Political Commentator and Communications Director, Senator Ted Cruz’s 2016 Presidential Campaign
Complete bios of our 2019 Fall Fellows can be found HERE.

For over fifty years Resident Fellows have provided students with the opportunity to learn from experienced public servants, the space to engage in civil discourse, and the chance to acquire a more holistic, empathetic, and pragmatic view of our political world. Each semester, Resident Fellows immerse themselves into the Harvard community by residing on campus, mentoring a cohort of undergraduate students, holding weekly office hours and leading an eight-week, not-for-credit study group based on their particular experience and expertise.

“With a historic presidential election on the horizon, students across the university will have the chance to learn from and challenge a unique class of civic leaders,” said Elijah DeVaughn ‘20 and Kate Krolicki ‘20, Student Co-Chairs of the Fellows and Study Groups program at the Institute of Politics. “These six individuals have organized on the streets, held truth to power, and led at the highest levels of government at home and abroad. We look forward to welcoming the Fellows class this Fall.”

About the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School

The Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School was established in 1966 as a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy. The Institute’s mission is to unite and engage students, particularly undergraduates, with academics, politicians, activists, and policymakers on a non-partisan basis to inspire them to consider careers in politics and public service. The Institute blends the academy with practical politics and offers students the opportunity to engage on current events and to acquire skills and perspective that will assist in their postgraduate choices.

For more information on the Fellows Program, including a full list of former fellows, visit