Former Senator Norm Coleman, who remained largely in the shadows since his election defeat earlier this summer, will be moving to Harvard University for a week this fall to be a visiting fellow, the school announced this afternoon.
He will hold the position for one week in November, Harvard spokesman Esten Perez said, and will succeed former Democratic National Committee chair Terry McAuliffe. A statement from the school states that visiting fellows “traditionally meet with student groups; lead discussion groups on topical issues and their experiences in public and political service; and participate in public policy classes with students and Harvard Kennedy School faculty.”
Perez said Coleman will have a variety of roles on campus, including leading a discussion about an undetermined topic of his choosing.
“One thing he’ll definitely do is meet with a lot of students and student groups during his time here,” Perez said. “But he’ll do at least one session where he’ll lead a discussion on the topic of interest.”
The fellowship takes place during the week of Nov. 16. And while most of Coleman’s events will be centered around student groups, Perez said there is a possibility he will speak publicly as well.
Coleman took a job this winter consulting for the Republican Jewish Coalition, a Washington-based nonprofit.