September 15, 2011 - Tim Roemer to Serve as Harvard Institute of Politics Visiting Fellow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                  
September 15, 2011                            Contact: Esten Perez, (617) 496-4009                                                                                          

Cambridge, MA – Harvard’s Institute of Politics (IOP), located at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, today announced the Fall Visiting Fellowship of Tim Roemer, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of India (2009-11), member of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States and U.S. Representative (IN-3, D; 1991-2003). 

Roemer’s fellowship will occur the week of October 3.  Visiting Fellows traditionally meet with student groups; lead discussion sessions on topical issues and their experiences in public and political service; and participate in public policy classes with students and Harvard University faculty.  The Fellows program is central to the Institute’s dual commitment to encourage student interest in public life and to increase interaction between the academic and political communities. 

"We are pleased to welcome Tim Roemer to Harvard," said Trey Grayson, Director of Harvard's Institute of Politics.  "Tim's broad experience in international diplomacy, national security and in Congress working toward bipartisan solutions will certainly interest our students and the University community."

Previously announced IOP Fellowships include Fall Resident Fellows, who will begin weekly discussion groups on September 19: Christina Bellantoni, associate politics editor, Roll Call; Ron Christie, author and former special assistant to President George W. Bush and deputy assistant to Vice President Cheney for domestic policy (2001–04); Tad Devine, Democratic political and media strategist; Linda Moore Forbes, deputy assistant to President Bill Clinton and deputy political director, the White House (1993–2001); senior advisor to U.S. Senator Evan Bayh (2001–11); Steve Grand, Republican political and media strategist; and Diane Casey-Landry, former chief operating officer and senior executive vice president, American Bankers Association; president and CEO of America's Community Bankers (2000–07).  In addition, the Visiting Fellowship of Ed Rendell, two-term Pennsylvania governor (2003–11), former Democratic National Committee general chairman (1999–2001­) and mayor of the city of Philadelphia (1992–99) will occur the week following Roemer’s Fellowship in mid-October.


Harvard University’s Institute of Politics (IOP), located at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, was established in 1966 as a memorial to President Kennedy.  The IOP’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 strives to promote greater understanding and cooperation between the academic world and the world of politics and public affairs.  More information is available online at   

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