Mickey Edwards

Lecturer in Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School

 120 Bendheim Hall



Mickey Edwards is a visiting lecturer in public and international affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School. Before coming to Princeton he taught for 11 years at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he was the John Quincy Adams Lecturer in Legislative Practice. Edwards has also been a visiting lecturer at the Harvard Law School and a visiting professor at Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute. Before beginning a teaching career, Edwards was a member of Congress for 16 years and was a member of the House Republican Leadership, a member of the Appropriations and Budget Committees, and the ranking member of the House subcommittee on foreign operations.


Edwards' primary interest is in the field of constitutional studies. He is a director of The Constitution Project, has co-chaired task forces on the war power, on judicial independence, and on the constitutional amendment process, and was a member of the American Bar Association Task Force on Presidential Signing Statements. He has written, appeared on radio and television, and testified before Congress repeatedly on these and other subjects related to the Constitution.

Edwards has been a weekly political commentator on NPR's "All Things Considered" and a weekly opinion columnist for the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other major newspapers. He is author or co-author of three books, has written chapters in others, and is currently writing a book on American conservatism and the Constitution to be published next Spring by Oxford University Press.