Spring 2021 Fellows

For over fifty years IOP Fellows have 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. 

Spring 2021 Institute of Politics Fellows include Governor Steve Bullock, Bonnie Glick, Janet Hook, Bill Kristol, Mayor Michael Tubbs, and Nsé Ufot. Find out more and RSVP to the Spring Fellows' study groups here.

The Spring 2021 cohort appeared in the virtual JFK Jr. Forum at the beginning of their fellowship with the IOP. Click here to watch night one, featutring Janet Hook, Bill Kristol, and Nsé Ufot; click here to see night two, featuring Governor Steve Bullock, Bonnie Glick, and Mayor Michael Tubbs.

  • Spring 2021 Fellows cohort

Governor Steve Bullock


Born in Missoula, Montana, and raised in Helena blocks away from the State Capitol, Steve Bullock is a product of public schools. Bullock was elected Montana’s 24th Governor, serving from 2013-2020. He worked with a Republican-majority legislature to improve access to health care, kick dark money out of state elections, make record investments in education, protect access to public lands, invest in infrastructure, and strengthen Montana’s economy.

Bonnie Glick


Bonnie Glick is the former Deputy Administrator/Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Agency for International Development where she served from January 2019-November 2020 after her unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate. She oversaw the operations of the Agency with its $20+ billion budget and 11,000 staff in over 100 countries around the world.

Janet Hook


Janet Hook is a national political reporter for the Los Angeles Times in the Washington bureau. She has spent most of career covering Congress and national politics, including the last three presidential campaigns and many midterm elections.

Bill Kristol


William Kristol is a founding director of Defending Democracy Together, an educational and advocacy organization dedicated to defending America’s liberal democratic norms, principles, and institutions. Kristol has long been recognized as a leading analyst of American politics and has helped shape the national debate on issues ranging from American foreign policy to the meaning of American conservatism. Mr. Kristol served in senior positions in the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations.

Mayor Michael Tubbs


Michael Tubbs was elected Mayor of Stockton in 2016 at 26 years old. He was Stockton’s first African-American Mayor, and the youngest Mayor of any major city in American history. Prior to his election as Mayor, Tubbs served as a Councilmember for the City of Stockton District 6, a high school educator, and a fellow for the Stanford Design School and the Emerson Collective.

Nsé Ufot


Nsé Ufot is the Chief Executive Officer of the New Georgia Project (NGP) and its affiliate, New Georgia Project Action Fund (NGP AF). Nsé leads both organizations with a data-informed approach and a commitment to developing tools that leverage technology with the goal of making it easier for every voter to engage in every election.