IOP Executive Director reveals new fellows

IOP news fellows were announced on Tuesday.

By Marina Fang

Before the Newt Gingrich event Tuesday, Institute of Politics (IOP) Executive Director Darren Reisberg announced the names of the six IOP fellows for spring quarter. Three fellows will be on campus for the entire quarter, including Bethany McLean, a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and author of books on the Enron scandal and the 2008 financial crisis; Steve LaTourette, a former Republican congressman from Ohio who appeared on the IOP’s panel on gun violence in January; and Gary Hart, a former Democratic senator from Colorado and a 1984 and 1988 presidential candidate.

Three visiting fellows will each be available for one week during the quarter, including former Mississippi Governer Haley Barbour; Christopher Liu, President Obama’s outgoing Cabinet Secretary; and Jon Favreau, Obama’s director of speechwriting. All the fellows will participate in panel discussions, student study groups, and engagement with student organizations.