Mickey Edwards

Vice President and Program Director, Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership, The Aspen Institute

Mickey Edwards is a vice president of the Aspen Institute and program director of its Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership. Previously, he taught at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Edwards represented Oklahoma in Congress from 1977 to 1992, serving in the House Republican leadership. He has been a regular political columnist for the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, had his own weekly commentary on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” authored four books (most recently The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans), and is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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