Harvard Institute of Politics Names Spring 2019 Fellows
The Harvard Institute of Politics has named its Spring 2019 Fellows, who will lead an eight-week, not-for-credit study group on a particular subject according to their experience, interests, and expertise. Among the new Fellows is Andrew Gillum, the former Mayor of Tallahassee, FL and the 2018 FL Democratic gubernatorial nominee. Prior to becoming Mayor, the Florida A&M graduate was elected to the Tallahassee City Commission at age 23 -- the youngest person elected in the city’s history. Former FL Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo represented Florida's 26th Congressional District from 2015 to 2019. The 2003 University of Miami grad earned his Master’s in 2011. He was also recently named a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Aisha Moodie-Mills is the former President and CEO of the LGBTQ Victory Fund and Institute, where she was the first Black woman to lead a national LGBTQ organization. The two-time University of Maryland graduate previously served as the Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus PAC. The Institute also named their Visiting Fellows, and among them is Michael Nutter, who served as Mayor of Philadelphia from 2008 to 2016. Prior to that, the 1979 UPenn grad spent almost 15 years on the Philadelphia City Council. Nutter and former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu recently launched Cities United, an initiative dedicated to creating partnerships between cities, nonprofits, and others to combat violence and crime among African American men and boys. Other Resident Fellows include former VA Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, former Ambassador Catherine Russell, and CNN’s Michael Zeldin, and the Visiting Fellows include Landrieu, former ND Senator Heidi Heitkamp, and former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn. More here.