Chaffetz named Harvard Institute of Politics fellow
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Former Rep. Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzThe myth of the conservative bestseller Elijah Cummings, Democratic chairman and powerful Trump critic, dies at 68 House Oversight panel demands DeVos turn over personal email records MORE (R-Utah) is among the new fellows named to the Harvard Institute of Politics.

Chaffetz, along with former Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBloomberg called Warren 'scary,' knocked Obama's first term in leaked audio Trump trails Democratic challengers among Catholic voters: poll Sanders under fire from Democrats over praise for Castro regime MORE spokeswoman and senior adviser Karen Finney and Obama administration adviser Yohannes Abraham, was named a fall fellow for the institute Wednesday.

During his fellowship, Chaffetz will focus on how information technology impacts "our expectations of privacy," according to a press release.

Finney will work with students on how political disruptions are “catalyzing diverse responses and sparking change,” while Abraham will discuss White House functions like creating policy priorities and crisis management.


Other fellows include former Secretary of the Interior Sally JewellSarah (Sally) Margaret JewellNational parks pay the price for Trump's Independence Day spectacle Overnight Energy: Zinke extends mining ban near Yellowstone | UN report offers dire climate warning | Trump expected to lift ethanol restrictions Zinke extends mining ban near Yellowstone MORE, Washington Post correspondent Dan Balz and Mark Strand, the president of the Congressional Institute.

“This exceptional group of leaders and practitioners will offer our students diverse and multi-layered insights into a range of issues through their up-to-the-moment experience and demonstrated commitment to public service and civic engagement,” the institute’s acting director, Bill Delahunt, said in a press release. 

Chaffetz surprised Washington in April when he announced his retirement despite being in only his third year as chairman of the powerful House Oversight Committee.

He became a Fox News contributor after retiring from Congress.