Former Mayor Annise Parker gets Harvard fellowship

Discussion created by maria.bolanos on Jan 21, 2016

Found this article on the Houston Bussines Journal and thought I'd share.


The Institute of Politics at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government on Jan. 20 announced Parker as one of its eight 2016 IOP Spring Resident and Visiting Fellows. Parker will be a resident fellow.


“Over the course of an academic semester, Resident Fellows interact with students, develop and lead weekly study groups and are afforded many opportunities to participate in the intellectual life of the Harvard community,” the institute’s announcement states. “Visiting Fellows join the Institute for a shorter period and maximize their time meeting with students, faculty and Harvard research center staff.”


Last month, rumors of Parker’s next move began circulating, with some reports inaccurately stating she had accepted a teaching job at the prestigious Massachusetts school. Both Parker and Harvard clarified that she was under consideration for a spring fellowship.


Parker served as Houston’s mayor from 2010 through 2015, when she hit her term limit. She also spent six years as a city council member and six years as city controller.


Current Mayor Sylvester Turner won a runoff election in December and was sworn in earlier this month.


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