A sitting mayor to join IOP winter fellows

The Institute of Politics is bringing politicians from across the world to campus winter quarter.

By Christine Schmidt

The Institute of Politics (IOP) will be hosting visiting fellows ranging from a British political adviser to a former spokesman for the National Security Council this winter quarter. Each fellow will only be staying for one week of the quarter, a change from recent quarters, in which fellows have been on campus for the entire quarter.

The IOP released the names of five of its six fellows for next quarter in an e-mail last Thursday, describing the sixth only as “a sitting mayor of a major metropolitan city.”

Students can look forward to seminars by former Representative Lincoln Davis (D-TN), U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron’s former senior strategist Steve Hilton, former Representative Sue Kelly (R-NY), Mitt Romney’s former senior adviser Beth Myers, and Tommy Vietor, a former spokesman for the National Security Council, in addition to the unidentified mayor. Amin Cyntje, the IOP’s senior associate director of the fellow program, was unable to provide more information about the mayor at press time.

According to Cyntje, each fellow will spend a week during the quarter at the IOP, hosting one or two seminars. They will also take part in other IOP and University activities during their stay.

Myers has already been involved with the Institute as a member of the Board of Advisors, participating in panel discussions last year, including one reflecting on lessons learned from the 2012 presidential campaign. According to Cyntje, Davis and Kelly will be in residence at the IOP during the same week and participate in the programs together.