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.

Videos/Audio of Mickey Edwards

Join Senator Joe Manchin and the Institute’s Dan Glickman and Mickey Edwards, both former Congressmen, to discuss the... See more
24 states with 50% of the nation’s population is moving in one direction. 13 states with 25% of the population is... See more
Partisanship is widely considered to be a serious problem in American politics today. Can leadership get us back on the... See more
After 60 years of American attempts at nation building around the globe, what have we learned? See more
Will Americans tolerate changes in order to meet the realities of 21st-century life? Mickey Edwards, Noah Feldman,... See more
Will the Republicans will prevail in 2010? What seats to watch and why. See more