Rodney Davis, the former U.S. Representative representing much of Springfield and Sangamon County, has been selected as a Resident Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School. Davis joins an impressive cohort of fellows for the fall 2023 semester, contributing his wealth of experience in Congress to the institute's mission of addressing contemporary challenges.
Officials say during his ten-year tenure in Congress, Davis demonstrated his commitment to public service, a value shared by the Institute of Politics (IOP). Setti Warren, IOP Director, anticipates that Davis and the diverse group of fellows, which includes Cheri Beasley, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, Andrea R. Flores, Vice President of Immigration Policy & Campaigns at FWD.us, and Roy Blunt, former U.S. Senator and Representative from Missouri, will provide invaluable guidance and inspiration to students aspiring for political leadership.
Joining Davis as Resident Fellows are Cheri Beasley, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, and Andrea R. Flores, Vice President of Immigration Policy and campaigns at FWD.us. This collection of minds from various fields, including journalism and global diplomacy, sets the stage for insightful and thought-provoking discussions.
Harvard's IOP says Davis's presence alongside prominent individuals like Jonathan Martin of POLITICO and Susan Rice, former U.S. National Security Adviser, ensures a vibrant tapestry of ideas that will enrich the discourse surrounding today's most crucial issues.