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    So what is a visiting fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics?

    Corey Lewandowski is scheduled to be a visiting fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics this academic year.
    Dake Kang/Associated Press/File 2017
    Corey Lewandowski is scheduled to be a visiting fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics this academic year.

    The Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics on Friday withdrew its invitation for Chelsea Manning to serve as a visiting fellow.

    So, what is a visiting fellow anyway? And who else has been picked for the appointment over the years?

    The Institute of Politics runs what’s called the Visiting Fellows program, which each semester invites a select number of “prominent” political practitioners to the university to serve for a shorter period of time — often a week — than a resident fellowship, which lasts a full academic semester.

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    The institute says that the stays, while short, are “comprehensive,” and the compact schedule is more intense than a resident fellowship, typically involving three events a day and at least one 90-minute study group, which allow the fellows to share their experiences “in a meaningful way” with students.

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    Most events are held with students, while some are with faculty, and they typically offer off-the-record conversations with relatively small groups of students.

    Visiting fellows are assigned undergraduate students to serve as guides and assistants, and have access to a small staff. They also get a private office with a computer and phone, and they receive a “modest” stipend.

    “Each fellowship is individually tailored to the background of the visiting fellow, as well as his/her calendar availability,” the institute says on its website.

    A Kennedy School spokesman said that according to its records, the first visiting fellow was Lovida H. Coleman Jr., in the spring of 1986.

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    Below is a full list of people who, according to the institute’s website, have been selected to serve as visiting fellows over the years.

    A list of visiting fellows to Harvard Institute of Politics An asterisk (*) denotes visiting fellows announced this week for the 2017-18 academic year.
    Name Link to bio
    Angus King Jr. More
    Avshalom Vilan More
    Bill Richardson More
    Bob Franks More
    Bobby Jindal More
    *Chelsea Manning (rescinded) More
    Chris Matthews More
    Christine Todd Whitman More
    Chuck Hagel More
    *Corey Lewandowski More
    Cornell Belcher More
    *Cornell William Brooks More
    David Muir More
    Dimitris Avramopoulos More
    Ed Rendell More
    Eric Cantor More
    Gary Locke More
    Gerald Stephen McGowan More
    Glen Browder More
    Gordon Brown More
    *Steven Beshear More
    *Guy Benson More
    Hilda Solis More
    Jeb Bush More
    Jeff Blodgett More
    *Joe Scarborough More
    *Joe Slade White More
    John Bridgeland More
    John King More
    Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. More
    Kelly Ayotte More
    Kevin Rudd More
    Liz Montoya More
    Lovida H. Coleman, Jr. More
    Mario Draghi More
    *Mary Katharine Ham More
    Michael J. Gerson More
    Michael K. Deaver More
    Michèle Pierre-Louis More
    *Mika Brzezinski More
    Mike Huckabee More
    Patricia Clarey More
    Peter Shumlin More
    Preeta Bansal More
    Ray Mabus More
    *Robby Mook More
    Robert Drinan More
    Ron Kirk More
    *Sean Spicer More
    Susan Hirschmann More
    *Sylvester 'Sly' James, Jr. More
    Timothy Roemer More
    Timothy Wirth More
    Tom DeFrank More
    Wael Nawara More
    SOURCE: Harvard Institute of Politics website

    Matt Rocheleau can be reached at matthew.rocheleau@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @mrochele.