Mickey Edwards, former congressman, to speak at SNU

Mickey Edwards, former congressman, to speak at SNU

Mickey Edwards, former congressman and professor, will speak at this year’s second Peer Learning Network (PLN) seminar at Southern Nazarene University, on Thursday, November 13, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Royce Brown Business Building, located off NW 39th Expressway and Peniel.  

Former Congressman 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, the topic that will be his focus at this week’s Peer Learning Network session.

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.  


Established in 1995, the Peer Learning Network (PLN), under the directorship of the Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership at Southern Nazarene University, brings together the CEO and leadership teams of Oklahoma-based companies who have committed to be Major Partners in the Peer Learning Network.  Partners utilize PLN for the purpose of professional development.  Members pool resources and thereby hear world-class presenters, share management, leadership and planning ideas and network with a wide array of successful Oklahoma company representatives four times a year.

PLN is open to the public. Tickets are $40.00 each and may be reserved by calling 405.717.6220 or registering online at http://www.ziglarcenter.com/register-for-pln. Space is limited.

For more information on future speakers for PLN 2008-2009, go to http://www.ziglarcenter.com/about-the-speakers.

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