Spring 2024 Resident Fellows

For more than 50 years, the Institute of Politics Resident Fellows Program has provided Harvard students with the opportunity to learn from prominent public servants, engage in civil discourse, and acquire a more holistic and pragmatic view of our political world. 

This semester's fellows bring diverse experience in politics, elected office, global diplomacy, judiciary affairs, and journalism to address the challenges facing our country and world today. The Spring 2024 Institute of Politics resident fellows cohort includes Kostas Bakoyannis, Jeff Denham, Josh Gerstein, William Hurd, Alison King, Grisella M. Martinez, and Erika Mouynes.

Click on each Fellow below to see more information.

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Kostas Bakoyannis

Dr. Kostas Bakoyannis served as Mayor of Athens from 2019 to 2023. Previously, he served as Governor of Central Greece from 2014 to 2019 and as Mayor of Karpenissi, from 2011 to 2014. Born in 1978 in Athens, he graduated from Millfield School (1996, UK), before attending Brown...

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Jeff Denham

Jeff Denham is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, having served four terms, from 2011-2019, representing California's 10th and formerly 19th districts. As a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, he served as chairman of the Subcommittee on...

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Josh Gerstein

Josh Gerstein (Harvard College '91) is a senior legal affairs reporter for POLITICO, where he chronicles the increasingly seismic impact of the legal system on American politics and policy. In 2022, Gerstein co-authored POLITICO's award-winning exclusive on the Supreme Court's...

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William Hurd

The Honorable Will Hurd, a San Antonio native with a Computer Science degree from Texas A&M, has been a CIA officer, cybersecurity executive, congressman, artificial intelligence policy pioneer, author, investment banker, and presidential candidate. In his 20s serving overseas...

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Alison King

Alison King is an award-winning journalist with more than 30 years of experience in the broadcasting industry. She spent most of her career covering politics in New England including leading the local, state, and regional political coverage for NBC Boston/NECN from 1995 until her...

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Grisella M. Martinez

Grisella M. Martinez is a respected and trusted leader on Congressional policy and political matters on Capitol Hill and the White House. She most recently served as Director of Legislative Affairs for Vice President Kamala D. Harris in the Biden-Harris Administration. She was...

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Erika Mouynes

Minister Erika Mouynes, a diplomat and senior business executive, is the Atlantic Council's Latin-American Center Chair. She brings over two decades of high-level government and private sector experience. She has held several high-ranking governmental positions, practiced as a...

Spring 2024 Visiting Fellows

The Visiting Fellows Program brings distinguished veterans of public life for a short yet comprehensive stay at the Institute of Politics. Each fellowship is individually tailored to the background of the visiting fellow, as well as his or her calendar availability. The Spring 2024 Institute of Politics Visiting Fellow is John Bel Edwards. 

John Bel Edwards - Visiting Fellow Spring 2024

John Bel Edwards

John Bel Edwards served as the 56th Governor of Louisiana from 2016 until January 2024. In 2008, he was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives, where he represented the people of Amite, Greensburg, Kentwood, and Hammond for eight years before being elected governor...