University of Chicago Announces Institute of Politics Spring Fellows
The University Of Chicago Institute of Politics named its spring quarter Fellows today. Among them is MSNBC contributor and Chief Public Affairs Officer at MoveOn.org, Karine Jean-Pierre. The daughter of Haitian immigrants is a President Barack Obama alumna, who served as the Regional Political Director for the White House Office of Political Affairs. Prior to joining the administration, the Columbia University grad worked on the Obama for America campaign in 2008 as the Southeast Regional Political Director. During the 2016 election cycle, Jean-Pierre served as the Deputy Campaign Manager for Martin O’Malley for President. Obama’s former Education Secretary, John B. King, is also among the Fellows. He joined the department following his tenure as the first African American and Puerto Rican to serve as New York State Education Commissioner. King is currently the President and CEO of The Education Trust. The Harvard graduate earned his Master’s from Columbia before graduating from Yale Law School. Sue Mi Terry, a former intelligence analyst, also joins the class. She was the Director for Korea, Japan, and Oceanic affairs at the National Security Council under both Presidents George W. Bush and Obama. During the Obama administration, she was deputy national intelligence officer for East Asia at the National Intelligence Council. The South Korea native teaches at the Asian Studies Program at Georgetown University, and is an analyst and commentator for MSNBC and NBC News programs. The 1993 NYU grad earned her Master’s and Ph.D. from Tufts University. Other fellows include former Delaware Governor Jack Markell; former SC Congressman Mark Sanford; the Cook Political Report's David Wasserman; and David Yepsen, host of "Iowa Press" on Iowa Public Television. More here.