Fellows to join Axelrod group

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL
Assistant to the Editor

The University of Chicago Institute of Politics (IOP) has indicated it plans to host six visiting fellows during the winter quarter.

A list of winter fellows has not yet officially been announced. But IOP Communications Manager Esther Kang has confirmed a report that next quarter’s fellows will include: Tommy Vietor, a former national security spokesman under President Obama; Beth Myers, the leader of 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s search for a running mate; Sue Kelly, a former Republican New York Congresswoman; Steve Hilton, former director of strategy for U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, and former Democratic Tennessee Congressman Lincoln Davis. Kang also confirmed that the sixth fellow — not yet revealed — would be a current mayor of a major city.

Amin Cyntje, senior associate director of the IOP Fellows Program said that he expects the institute to make an official announcement about its new fellows at the start of the winter quarter.

The IOP was founded by David Axelrod, former chief campaign manager and strategist for President Barack Obama.

For future details, visit politics.uchicago.edu.

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