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Outgoing Mexican President Calderon to become Harvard fellow

Published on Nov 29, 2012 6:56 AM

CAMBRIDGE, Mass (REUTERS) - Outgoing Mexican President Felipe Calderon will become a fellow at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government starting in January after his six-year term ends, the school said on Wednesday.

During the year-long fellowship, Mr Calderon, an alumnus of the school, will meet with students, collaborate with scholars and researchers and help develop case studies on policy challenges he encountered while serving as Mexico's president, the school said in a statement.

"This fellowship will be a tremendous opportunity for me to reflect upon my six years in office, to connect with scholars and students at Harvard, and to begin work on the important papers that will document the many challenges that we faced," Mr Calderon said in a statement.

Harvard's Kennedy School draws political leaders from around the world who serve as fellows or instructors after they leave power. Notable names serving as fellow include former World Bank chief Robert Zoellick and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell.

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