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Colin Brown

Coordinator, Short-Term Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellows Program; Local Affiliate, CES


Colin Brown

Colin Brown coordinates the Short-Term Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellows Program at CES which offers leading German policy makers, journalists and thinkers to spend time at the Center and engage with students and faculty.

Brown also serves as Harvard College Fellow in Government. In 2015 he earned a PhD in Political Science from the Department of Government at Harvard. His research focuses on the factors that affect immigrant-background citizens' representation in national, regional, and local legislatures. His dissertation looked at variations in election in law in Germany and the Netherlands to identify small variations with large, mostly unintended consequences in the number of migration-background politicians elected to office. Currently, Brown is working on several projects to understand how measures taken to increase women's representation may have negative consequences for minority citizens (and vice versa).

This information is accurate for the time period that the affiliate is affiliated with CES.


  • Coordinator, Short-Term Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellows Program, CES
  • Harvard College Fellow, Harvard University
  • Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

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