Raleigh, N.C. — Former Gov. Beverly Perdue will serve as a resident fellow in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University during the spring semester, university officials said Thursday.
Perdue is among six fellows named by Harvard's Institute of Politics. They will interact with students, participate in the intellectual life of the Harvard community and lead weekly study groups on a wide variety of issue areas.
"Our spring fellows class features public servants with significant experience in politics, campaigns, international diplomacy, journalism and elected office that is sure to interest our students, faculty and the Harvard community," Trey Grayson, director of the Institute of Politics, said in a statement.
In addition to Perdue, the fellows include National Journal columnist Charlie Cook; Karen Hughes, an adviser to former President George W. Bush; Steve Kerrigan, who oversaw the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte; John Murray, founder of YG Action, a conservative policy advocacy group; and Washington Post China correspondent Keith Richburg.