It seems that the Yale-Harvard rivalry has made its way across the pond.
Gordon Brown, who stepped down as British prime minister and Labour Party leader in May, will be one of the Visiting Fellows at Harvard’s Institute of Politics this fall. Unlike fellow former British prime minister Tony Blair’s three-year appointment at Yale, Brown’s fellowship will last only a week, beginning Sept. 20.
Harvard Institute of Politics spokesman Esten Perez said Tuesday that Brown will meet with undergraduate groups, participate in various public policy classes and lead discussions related to his time at the forefront of British politics.
“Our mission is centered on engaging students, particularly undergraduates, with academics, politicians, activists, and policymakers on a non-partisan basis to inspire them to consider careers in politics and public service,” Perez said.
Other visiting fellows in the program this year include Michèle Pierre- Louis, former Prime Minister of Haiti and Margaret Spellings, former U.S. Secretary of Education.