Mickey Edwards, a lecturer at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, was a Republican member of Congress from Oklahoma for 16 years (1977-92). He was a member of the House Republican leadership and served on the House Budget and Appropriations committees. Since leaving the Congress he has taught at Harvard, Georgetown, and Princeton universities and has chaired various task forces for the Constitution Project, the Brookings Institution, and the Council on Foreign Relations. In addition, he is currently an advisor to the US Department of State and a member of the Princeton Project on National Security. His book, Reclaiming Conservatism (Oxford University Press), comes out in March 2008.
The Aspen-Rodel fellowships will feature a combination of bipartisan retreats, overseas travel, leadership skills training, study, and hands-on involvement with contemporary issues. Every year, a new group of political leaders will be selected to take part in the two-year fellowship program.
Read Mickey Edwards' column 'Is There a Member of Congress in the House? Lawmakers act as if they have taken an oath to serve the president or their party, not the Constitution.' (Los Angeles Times, June 3, 2008)
Watch Mickey Edwards on Bill Moyers Journal, in LICENSE TO SPY. Bill Moyers talks with Edwards and ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero about revisions to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. This show aired September 7, 2007.