Mickey H. Edwards
Mickey Edwards is the former Vice President and Director of Aspen Institute-Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership. Edwards served in Congress for sixteen years, during which time he was a member of the House Republican leadership, a senior member of both the Appropriations and Budget committees, and the ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Foreign Operations. He was one of three founding trustees of the Heritage Foundation, directed policy task forces for the Reagan presidential campaign, and served as an advisor to the State Department under Secretary of State Colin Powell. After leaving Congress, he joined the Harvard faculty, teaching at Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Law School. After eleven years at Harvard, he joined the faculty of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is now a Vice President of the Aspen Institute and Director of the Institute's Political Leadership Program. The author or co-author of several books, most recently, Reclaiming Conservatism (2008), he has been a regular columnist for the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and other major newspapers and broadcasts a weekly political commentary on National Public Radio's All Things Considered.