Ex-New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern to take up two fellowships at Harvard University

Jacinda Ardern Harvard fellowships

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According to the article, former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has accepted two fellowships at Harvard University for the upcoming academic year. Ardern will be a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The Center for Public Leadership fellowship is focused on leadership development, and it provides individuals with the opportunity to engage with policymakers, academics, and other leaders. The Radcliffe Institute fellowship is focused on interdisciplinary research and provides scholars with the opportunity to work on their research projects. Ardern stated that she is “excited and honored” to accept the fellowships and that she looks forward to engaging with the Harvard community. She also noted that she hopes to “contribute to discussions on issues ranging from climate change to social justice and equity.” Jacinda Ardern was the Prime Minister of New Zealand from 2017 to 2020, and she is known for her progressive policies and leadership style. She gained international attention for her response to the Christchurch mosque shootings in 2019, where she showed empathy and support for the Muslim community.

Re-reported from the story originally published in Reuters

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