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Mickey Edwards

former congressman, R-OK

Former Congressman Mickey Edwards is a lecturer at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is also a vice president of the Aspen Institute and director of the Institute's Aspen-Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership program. Edwards served as a member of Congress for 16 years, during which time he was a senior member of the House Republican leadership as chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, a member of both the House Appropriations and Budget committees, and ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Foreign Operations. After leaving Congress, he taught government and public policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government for 11 years before moving to Princeton in 2004. He has taught at Harvard Law School and as a visiting professor at Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute. Edwards has been a regular columnist for a number of newspapers, including the *Chicago Tribune*, the *Los Angeles Times*, the *San Francisco Examiner*, and the *Boston Globe*, and for years broadcasted weekly political commentary on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered."