IOP Fellows Address Challenges and Pathways Forward for Democracy


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Christine Chen
Kim Janey
Maya Rupert
Jody Olsen
Gerald Seib
Brendan Buck
Mark Gearan

The JFK Jr. Forum welcomes the IOP's Spring 2022 Resident Fellows Brendan Buck, Christine Chen, Mayor Kim Janey, Jody Olsen, Maya Rupert, and Gerald Seib, on February 2 with a discussion moderated by IOP Director Mark D. Gearan '78.

This is a virtual event and registration is required. Please click here to RSVP.

IOP Resident Fellows are in-person this semester to lead and bring diverse expertise and experiences in politics, policymaking, public service, and journalism for the challenges facing our democracy today. The Spring 2022 Resident Fellows cohort includes: 

  • Brendan Buck, Former Counselor to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Former Press Secretary to House Speaker John Boehner, and Partner at Seven Letter

  • Christine Chen, Executive Director at Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote

  • Mayor Kim Janey, Former Mayor of the City of Boston

  • Jody Olsen, Former Director of the Peace Corps; former Peace Corps Acting Director, Deputy Director, Chief of Staff, Regional Director, and Country Director, Togo

  • Maya Rupert, Distinguished Fellow, Community Change; Former Campaign Manager, Julián Castro for President and Maya Wiley for New York Mayor; former Senior Advisor for Elizabeth Warren for President

  • Gerald Seib, Executive Washington Editor at The Wall Street Journal

Learn more about the IOP's Spring 2022 Resident Fellows here.