The Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee and White House Chief of Staff will visit campus from April 23-25 and take part in a number of events and programs and engage with the Harvard student community
Cambridge, MA – The Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School announces that Reince Priebus, former Chairman of the Republican National Committee and former White House Chief of Staff under President Donald J. Trump, will be an IOP Visiting Fellow this spring.
The Visiting Fellows program brings citizens who have served in influential positions in public life to campus for a limited, yet comprehensive number of events. The program is designed to provide short-term engagement with the Harvard community, particularly students. Priebus’ fellowship will begin on April 23rd and run through April 25th.
“We are pleased to welcome Reince Priebus to campus as a Visiting Fellow during the Spring semester. His experience and insight from years in politics, from the local to national level, as well as his time as Chief of Staff to President Trump, will be of great interest to our community,” said IOP Director Mark D. Gearan.
“The Institute of Politics has a long tradition of inviting individuals of varied backgrounds, experiences, and political beliefs to participate in a thoughtful and productive dialogue on Harvard’s campus. Not only will Mr. Priebus engage in the most relevant political conversations of today, he will also provide valuable guidance and advice to students," said Fellows program student co-chairs Abby Bloomfield ‘20 and Shreeya Panigrahi ’19.
About IOP Visiting Fellow, Reince Priebus:
Reince Priebus serves as the President and Chief Strategist for Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, as well as Chairman of the Board of Advisors for Michael Best Strategies LLC, the firm’s government relations and public affairs group. Priebus is also a speaker with the Washington Speaker’s Bureau and regular political commentator on cable news.
Priebus served as White House Chief of Staff under President Donald J. Trump until July 2017.
Prior to managing the White House staff, Reince served as chairman of the Republican National Committee from 2011 to 2017.