New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Joins the Institute of Politics as a Fall 2022 Visiting Fellow


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CAMBRIDGE, MASS. – The Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School today announced that former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will join the IOP as a visiting fellow for the fall 2022 semester. Mayor de Blasio will visit Harvard several times throughout the semester for a variety of discussions, events, and programming.  

“I am happy to join the IOP to help inspire our nation’s next generation of leaders to find ways to serve in politics and public service, and to build a government that serves working people,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

“Mayor de Blasio’s decades of experience in local government, federal agencies, national campaigns, and running the largest city in the country will provide invaluable insight to our students and the Harvard community,” said IOP Interim Director Setti Warren. “We are excited to welcome Mayor de Blasio to campus as we look for pathways forward on the challenges facing our democracy.”  

Bill de Blasio served as the 109th mayor of New York City from 2014 to 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, he held the office of New York City Public Advocate from 2010 to 2013 and started his career as an elected official on the New York City Council, representing the 39th district in Brooklyn from 2002 to 2009. Prior to being an elected official, de Blasio served as the campaign manager for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s successful senatorial campaign of 2000 and got his start in NYC government working for Mayor David Dinkins. Read Mayor de Blasio’s full biography here.

Earlier this month, the IOP announced its Fall 2022 Resident Fellows:

  • Raul Alvillar: Executive Vice President, Resolute Public Affairs; New Mexico State Director, Biden/Harris 2020; former Political Director, Democratic National Committee
  • Professor Gloria J. Browne-Marshall: Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY); Writer and Civil Rights Attorney
  • Stephanie Carlton: Partner, McKinsey & Co; former senior Republican Professional Staff on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee for Medicaid
  • Judith LeBlanc: Executive Director, Native Organizers Alliance
  • Prime Minister Stefan Löfven: Prime Minister of Sweden (2014-2021)
  • Governor Matthew Mead: Governor of Wyoming (2011-2019)
  • Secretary Natalie Tennant: Advisor, State Advocacy on Voting Rights and Elec­tions, Brennan Center for Justice; Former Secretary of State, West Virginia (2009-2017)

About the Institute of Politics

The Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School was established in 1966 as a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy. The Institute’s mission is to unite and engage students, particularly undergraduates, with academics, politicians, activists, policymakers, and journalists on a non-partisan basis to inspire them to pursue pathways in politics and public service. The Institute and its 16 programs blend the academy with practical politics and offer students the opportunity to engage in current events and to acquire skills and perspectives that will assist in their postgraduate pathways.
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