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Former US Congressman & Harvard Law Professor

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 Mickey Edwards Biography

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 Rodel leadership program for elected public officials.

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 also taught at both 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, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Examiner, and Boston Globe, and broadcasts a weekly political commentary on NPR's "All Things Considered." His articles have also appeared frequently in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, San Francisco Examiner, Miami Herald, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Boston Herald, Tulsa World, and other major newspapers, and in such publications as The National Interest, The Public Interest, and Policy Review. He is the author of two books, co-author of a third, and has contributed chapters to several more. His latest book is Reclaiming Conservatism.

In the summer of 2011, Edwards's article, "How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans," was featured in the "Big Ideas" issue of The Atlantic. The UN and World Bank later reposted it to their respective websites. His book based on the same concept, The Parties versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans, due for release in summer of 2012, describes the current dysfunction in government, the causes for it, and ten specific steps to fix it.

Mickey Edwards has chaired task forces on foreign policy for the Brookings Institution and the Council on Foreign Relations and is a director of several organizations in the fields of public policy and foreign affairs, including the Constitution Project. He has also been an advisor to the State Department. He has degrees in both journalism and law.

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The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans

The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans

Reclaiming Conservatism: How a Great American Political Movement Got Lost--And How It Can Find Its Way Back

Reclaiming Conservatism: How a Great American Political Movement Got Lost--And How It Can Find Its Way Back

Speaking Topics
  • Constitution & Government

    We are in the process of significant changes in our form of government, with the constitutional system set up by our founders increasingly misunderstood, ignored, or challenged. There is a persistent demand to change the supreme court to make it "responsive" to the majority views of the moment rather than ensuring that our laws adhere to the constitution. Edwards will explain that the President is not, actually, the 'head of government' (we don't have a "head of government"; he's the head of one of the three equal branches of government (one of the two "political" branches) Americans must understand that the constitution very expressly gives the President only two options when he receives legislation from congress -
    • veto it or make it the law. However, in reality we have become a system in which a President can simply declare the right to disobey the law (thus making ours a system more like those in a Venezuela or Pakistan or the old Soviet Union than the system of separated powers the founders created in order to protect our freedoms from the dangers of arbitrary rule). Edwards warns that we are at a critical point in deciding whether we will continue to be "exceptional" in our preservation of a system that limits and divides power or whether we will be just another nation with a "leader" who will make our laws and decide when to send us to war.

  • How to Turn Republicans & Democrats into Americans

  • Reclaiming Conservatism

  • FIXING AMERICA’S BROKEN POLITICAL SYSTEM

    Mickey Edwards has been a part of—and a student of—America’s political system, first from the outside, as a partisan party leader and conservative political activist; then, from deep within the system itself, as a senior member of Congress, a member of the congressional leadership and an advisor to Presidents, and then from the outside again, as an award-winning lecturer at Harvard and Princeton, a political columnist and broadcaster, and a mentor to a new generation of public officeholders. It has been a unique vantage point, one matched by no other observer of American politics, and that combination of perspectives has led to a series of breathtaking proposals not to replace one party with another, or replace some officials with others, but to change the entire political system from top to bottom, creating a system that recaptures what America’s founders intended: a government in which the voice of the people is actually heard; a system in which, within the bounds of the Constitution, the people themselves control the levers of government. What Edwards proposes is a far-reaching change in how campaigns are funded, eradicating the ability of political insiders to limit voters’ choices by controlling who can be on the ballot, and depriving parties of the right to shape congressional districts for their own advantage, undermining the Founders’ vision of truly representative government. Edwards’ proposals have stirred a national political movement through his book, The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans, a movement that has been fueled by groundbreaking articles in The Atlantic, Daedalus, The New York Times, and other major publications. As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote in an editorial: “The man widely credited with helping the open primary proposal gain steam nationally is former Rep. Mickey Edwards ... who advocated for both redistricting and primary reform in his 2012 book ... This should be Missouri’s future ... Neither major political party likes these ideas. Why? It takes the primaries out of their hands and puts the power where it belongs, with the people.” Edwards’ arguments have changed the national debate about the extreme control political parties exercise over our political system—arguments heard on television broadcasts as diverse as Charlie Rose, the PBS NewsHour and Bill Moyers, and on outlets ranging from CNN and NPR to MSNBC and Al Jazeera, and before audiences ranging from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences to trade associations and from labor unions to college campuses.

  • DOES THE CONSTITUTION STILL MATTER? AMERICANS AND THE SURVEILLANCE STATE

    Fierce, articulate and nonpartisan in his judgments, Mickey Edwards is one of the nation’s best-known defenders of the Constitution, protesting unconstitutional expansions of federal and presidential power (regardless of which political party is guilty), criticizing practices by police and prosecutors that limit a citizen’s access to justice, and arguing against federal and local government targeting of American citizens with far-reaching surveillance activities. A board member of both The Constitution Project and the Project on Government Oversight and co-chair of a task force on privacy and security, he played a central role in an MSNBC special debating the NSA’s surveillance programs, was part of a select American Bar Association task force investigating presidential claims of the authority to bypass federal law, a key member of the American Society for International Law’s task force on limits to the authority of the International Criminal Court and co-chairman of a high-level Constitution Project task force on the war power. As a member of Congress for 16 years, he fought vigorously against well-intended reforms that violated fundamental tenets of the Constitution and pressed his congressional colleagues to meet the responsibilities the Constitution had placed on them. A former professor at Harvard, Princeton, Georgetown and the University of Maryland Law School, Edwards has defended the Constitution at law schools, public policy schools and at public events in every part of the country and in dozens of newspaper and magazine articles.

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Mickey Edwards

Former US Congressman & Harvard Law Professor

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Mickey Edwards Biography

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 Rodel leadership program for elected public officials.

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 also taught at both 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, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Examiner, and Boston Globe, and broadcasts a weekly political commentary on NPR's "All Things Considered." His articles have also appeared frequently in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, San Francisco Examiner, Miami Herald, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Boston Herald, Tulsa World, and other major newspapers, and in such publications as The National Interest, The Public Interest, and Policy Review. He is the author of two books, co-author of a third, and has contributed chapters to several more. His latest book is Reclaiming Conservatism.

In the summer of 2011, Edwards's article, "How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans," was featured in the "Big Ideas" issue of The Atlantic. The UN and World Bank later reposted it to their respective websites. His book based on the same concept, The Parties versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans, due for release in summer of 2012, describes the current dysfunction in government, the causes for it, and ten specific steps to fix it.

Mickey Edwards has chaired task forces on foreign policy for the Brookings Institution and the Council on Foreign Relations and is a director of several organizations in the fields of public policy and foreign affairs, including the Constitution Project. He has also been an advisor to the State Department. He has degrees in both journalism and law.

Mickey Edwards Videos

  • Mickey Edwards on How Conservatives Have Lost Their Way ...
  • It's Time to Turn Republicans and Democrats Into Americans with ...
  • Does the Constitution Still Matter? by Mickey Edwards - YouTube

Mickey Edwards Books

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Mickey Edwards Speaking Topics

  • Constitution & Government

    We are in the process of significant changes in our form of government, with the constitutional system set up by our founders increasingly misunderstood, ignored, or challenged. There is a persistent demand to change the supreme court to make it "responsive" to the majority views of the moment rather than ensuring that our laws adhere to the constitution. Edwards will explain that the President is not, actually, the 'head of government' (we don't have a "head of government"; he's the head of one of the three equal branches of government (one of the two "political" branches) Americans must understand that the constitution very expressly gives the President only two options when he receives legislation from congress -
    • veto it or make it the law. However, in reality we have become a system in which a President can simply declare the right to disobey the law (thus making ours a system more like those in a Venezuela or Pakistan or the old Soviet Union than the system of separated powers the founders created in order to protect our freedoms from the dangers of arbitrary rule). Edwards warns that we are at a critical point in deciding whether we will continue to be "exceptional" in our preservation of a system that limits and divides power or whether we will be just another nation with a "leader" who will make our laws and decide when to send us to war.

  • How to Turn Republicans & Democrats into Americans

  • Reclaiming Conservatism

  • FIXING AMERICA’S BROKEN POLITICAL SYSTEM

    Mickey Edwards has been a part of—and a student of—America’s political system, first from the outside, as a partisan party leader and conservative political activist; then, from deep within the system itself, as a senior member of Congress, a member of the congressional leadership and an advisor to Presidents, and then from the outside again, as an award-winning lecturer at Harvard and Princeton, a political columnist and broadcaster, and a mentor to a new generation of public officeholders. It has been a unique vantage point, one matched by no other observer of American politics, and that combination of perspectives has led to a series of breathtaking proposals not to replace one party with another, or replace some officials with others, but to change the entire political system from top to bottom, creating a system that recaptures what America’s founders intended: a government in which the voice of the people is actually heard; a system in which, within the bounds of the Constitution, the people themselves control the levers of government. What Edwards proposes is a far-reaching change in how campaigns are funded, eradicating the ability of political insiders to limit voters’ choices by controlling who can be on the ballot, and depriving parties of the right to shape congressional districts for their own advantage, undermining the Founders’ vision of truly representative government. Edwards’ proposals have stirred a national political movement through his book, The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans, a movement that has been fueled by groundbreaking articles in The Atlantic, Daedalus, The New York Times, and other major publications. As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote in an editorial: “The man widely credited with helping the open primary proposal gain steam nationally is former Rep. Mickey Edwards ... who advocated for both redistricting and primary reform in his 2012 book ... This should be Missouri’s future ... Neither major political party likes these ideas. Why? It takes the primaries out of their hands and puts the power where it belongs, with the people.” Edwards’ arguments have changed the national debate about the extreme control political parties exercise over our political system—arguments heard on television broadcasts as diverse as Charlie Rose, the PBS NewsHour and Bill Moyers, and on outlets ranging from CNN and NPR to MSNBC and Al Jazeera, and before audiences ranging from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences to trade associations and from labor unions to college campuses.

  • DOES THE CONSTITUTION STILL MATTER? AMERICANS AND THE SURVEILLANCE STATE

    Fierce, articulate and nonpartisan in his judgments, Mickey Edwards is one of the nation’s best-known defenders of the Constitution, protesting unconstitutional expansions of federal and presidential power (regardless of which political party is guilty), criticizing practices by police and prosecutors that limit a citizen’s access to justice, and arguing against federal and local government targeting of American citizens with far-reaching surveillance activities. A board member of both The Constitution Project and the Project on Government Oversight and co-chair of a task force on privacy and security, he played a central role in an MSNBC special debating the NSA’s surveillance programs, was part of a select American Bar Association task force investigating presidential claims of the authority to bypass federal law, a key member of the American Society for International Law’s task force on limits to the authority of the International Criminal Court and co-chairman of a high-level Constitution Project task force on the war power. As a member of Congress for 16 years, he fought vigorously against well-intended reforms that violated fundamental tenets of the Constitution and pressed his congressional colleagues to meet the responsibilities the Constitution had placed on them. A former professor at Harvard, Princeton, Georgetown and the University of Maryland Law School, Edwards has defended the Constitution at law schools, public policy schools and at public events in every part of the country and in dozens of newspaper and magazine articles.

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  • How to book Mickey Edwards?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mickey Edwards for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Mickey Edwards, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mickey Edwards or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Mickey Edwards?

    Booking fees for Mickey Edwards, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mickey Edwards, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Mickey Edwards?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mickey Edwards for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mickey Edwards for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mickey Edwards or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mickey Edwards or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Mickey Edwards is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Mickey Edwards for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Mickey Edwards generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Linda Chavez, Morton Kondracke, Donna Brazile, Andrea Mitchell and Alan Keyes. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mickey Edwards for an upcoming event.

Mickey Edwards Speaker Videos

  • Mickey Edwards on How Conservatives Have Lost Their Way ...
    It's Time to Turn Republicans and Democrats Into Americans with ...
  • Does the Constitution Still Matter? by Mickey Edwards - YouTube
    Mickey Edwards
  • Could the Constitution Evolve?

Mickey Edwards Speaking Topics

  • Constitution & Government

    We are in the process of significant changes in our form of government, with the constitutional system set up by our founders increasingly misunderstood, ignored, or challenged. There is a persistent demand to change the supreme court to make it "responsive" to the majority views of the moment rather than ensuring that our laws adhere to the constitution. Edwards will explain that the President is not, actually, the 'head of government' (we don't have a "head of government"; he's the head of one of the three equal branches of government (one of the two "political" branches) Americans must understand that the constitution very expressly gives the President only two options when he receives legislation from congress -
    • veto it or make it the law. However, in reality we have become a system in which a President can simply declare the right to disobey the law (thus making ours a system more like those in a Venezuela or Pakistan or the old Soviet Union than the system of separated powers the founders created in order to protect our freedoms from the dangers of arbitrary rule). Edwards warns that we are at a critical point in deciding whether we will continue to be "exceptional" in our preservation of a system that limits and divides power or whether we will be just another nation with a "leader" who will make our laws and decide when to send us to war.

  • How to Turn Republicans & Democrats into Americans

  • Reclaiming Conservatism

  • FIXING AMERICA’S BROKEN POLITICAL SYSTEM

    Mickey Edwards has been a part of—and a student of—America’s political system, first from the outside, as a partisan party leader and conservative political activist; then, from deep within the system itself, as a senior member of Congress, a member of the congressional leadership and an advisor to Presidents, and then from the outside again, as an award-winning lecturer at Harvard and Princeton, a political columnist and broadcaster, and a mentor to a new generation of public officeholders. It has been a unique vantage point, one matched by no other observer of American politics, and that combination of perspectives has led to a series of breathtaking proposals not to replace one party with another, or replace some officials with others, but to change the entire political system from top to bottom, creating a system that recaptures what America’s founders intended: a government in which the voice of the people is actually heard; a system in which, within the bounds of the Constitution, the people themselves control the levers of government. What Edwards proposes is a far-reaching change in how campaigns are funded, eradicating the ability of political insiders to limit voters’ choices by controlling who can be on the ballot, and depriving parties of the right to shape congressional districts for their own advantage, undermining the Founders’ vision of truly representative government. Edwards’ proposals have stirred a national political movement through his book, The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans, a movement that has been fueled by groundbreaking articles in The Atlantic, Daedalus, The New York Times, and other major publications. As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote in an editorial: “The man widely credited with helping the open primary proposal gain steam nationally is former Rep. Mickey Edwards ... who advocated for both redistricting and primary reform in his 2012 book ... This should be Missouri’s future ... Neither major political party likes these ideas. Why? It takes the primaries out of their hands and puts the power where it belongs, with the people.” Edwards’ arguments have changed the national debate about the extreme control political parties exercise over our political system—arguments heard on television broadcasts as diverse as Charlie Rose, the PBS NewsHour and Bill Moyers, and on outlets ranging from CNN and NPR to MSNBC and Al Jazeera, and before audiences ranging from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences to trade associations and from labor unions to college campuses.

  • DOES THE CONSTITUTION STILL MATTER? AMERICANS AND THE SURVEILLANCE STATE

    Fierce, articulate and nonpartisan in his judgments, Mickey Edwards is one of the nation’s best-known defenders of the Constitution, protesting unconstitutional expansions of federal and presidential power (regardless of which political party is guilty), criticizing practices by police and prosecutors that limit a citizen’s access to justice, and arguing against federal and local government targeting of American citizens with far-reaching surveillance activities. A board member of both The Constitution Project and the Project on Government Oversight and co-chair of a task force on privacy and security, he played a central role in an MSNBC special debating the NSA’s surveillance programs, was part of a select American Bar Association task force investigating presidential claims of the authority to bypass federal law, a key member of the American Society for International Law’s task force on limits to the authority of the International Criminal Court and co-chairman of a high-level Constitution Project task force on the war power. As a member of Congress for 16 years, he fought vigorously against well-intended reforms that violated fundamental tenets of the Constitution and pressed his congressional colleagues to meet the responsibilities the Constitution had placed on them. A former professor at Harvard, Princeton, Georgetown and the University of Maryland Law School, Edwards has defended the Constitution at law schools, public policy schools and at public events in every part of the country and in dozens of newspaper and magazine articles.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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