Democratic vice presidential candidate and former senator John Edwards (search) will be among visiting fellows at Harvard University's Institute of Politics this spring, the school announced Wednesday.

Edwards, 51, of North Carolina, ran for the Democratic nomination for president before being chosen as Sen. John Kerry's running mate last year.

Other fellows are Rep. Jim Kolbe (search), R-Ariz., and Michael Deaver (search), international vice chairman for Edelman Worldwide and former deputy chief of staff to President Reagan.

The schedule calls for Edwards to visit Harvard on April 13, Kolbe on March 7-8 and Deaver sometime in April, university officials said.

Typically, visiting fellows meet with student groups to discuss topical issues and their experiences in public and political service; give a public address in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum; and participate in a public policy class with students and Kennedy School of Government faculty.