Former U.S. Congressman Ernest Istook, a Republican who represented the Oklahoma City area for 14 years, has won a fellowship at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.
Istook, who will keep his position at The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think in Washington, will be part of the spring class of fellows at Harvard’s Institute of Politics.
Another one of the spring fellows is former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, so maybe he and Istook can talk about how well Oklahoma City’s NBA team is doing this season.
According to a news release, Resident Fellows “interact with students, participate in the intellectual life of the Harvard community and lead weekly study groups on a range of topics.”
In 1992, Istook replaced Mickey Edwards in the 5th District congressional seat. Edwards then went on to the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard as a professor.