U of. C Institute of Politics announces fall quarter fellows

Staff Writer

The University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics (IOP) has announced five new fellows for this year’s fall quarter. The fellows are all leading political practitioners and will remain in residence at the university as they lead weekly seminars on subjects of national significance.

Each week one of the fellows will lead a 75-minute discussion on a topic of their choosing, according to the IOP website. The discussions take place at the IOP House and are open to all University students, faculty, staff and community members.

This year’s fall quarter fellows are: Cook County Sheriff, Tom Dart; ABC News political analyst and former chief strategist for George W. Bush, Matthew Dowd; former Pakistan ambassador to the U.S., Husain Haqqani; executive editor of National Review, Reihan Salam; and former chief White House correspondent for CNN, Jessica Yellin.

While on campus, the fellows will participate in public forums and interact with students and faculty in addition to leading their weekly seminars.

“I look forward to these fellows sharing their invaluable perspectives and experiences on a diverse range of subjects with our students this fall,” IOP director David Axelrod said in a written statement. “From the country’s broken criminal justice system to the upcoming 2016 election and the media’s coverage of it, this group of fellows will bring great insights on a number of key political issues.”