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Former Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz will be one of six visiting fellows at Harvard University this fall, the school announced Wednesday.
Chaffetz, a Republican who spent eight years in office, resigned his seat in June, citing a desire to spend more time with his family.
Fellows at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Institute of Politics are expected to spend their tenure at the Cambridge, Massachusetts-school and be on campus Monday through Thursday, according to the program’s website.
Chaffetz said Wednesday that his family will accompany him for part of his residency but he doesn’t believe he needs to be on campus every week.
He said also he’s spending time in Washington and New York City for his role as a Fox News Channel contributor, working on his fledgling consulting business and a book he’s writing.
Chaffetz is expected to use his role as a Harvard fellow to discuss how developing information technology will impact privacy.
Two women who played key roles in some of Chaffetz’s more notable political disputes were also among the fellows named: Karen Finney, a spokeswoman for Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, and Sally Jewell, who served as Interior Secretary when President Barack Obama declared Utah’s new Bears Ears National Monument.