Mickey Edwards is Vice President of the Aspen Institute and serves as Director of the Aspen Institute's Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership. He has been a regular political commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered and a weekly political columnist for the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times. His latest book, The Parties Versus the People, was published by Yale University Press.
Mr. Edwards served as a Republican member of Congress for 16 years where he was a member of the House Republican Leadership and a member of the Appropriations and Budget committees. After leaving the Congress, he taught for 11 years at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and for five years as a lecturer at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He co-chaired task forces on judicial independence and the war power, and served on the American Bar Association Task Force on Presidential Signing Statements and the American Society of International Law Task Force on the International Criminal Court.
Mr. Edwards holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and a J.D. from Oklahoma City University School of Law.