Former Rep. Edwards Speaks at Law Library

Posted March 28, 2007 at 4:58pm

Former Rep. Mickey Edwards (R-Okla.) will speak tonight about national security as part of a lecture series celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Law Library of Congress.

Edwards, who spent 16 years in Congress and served as the Deputy Minority Whip, is the first of four speakers in the series “National Security and the Rule of Law.” He will deliver an hour-long lecture at 6 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion of the Thomas Jefferson Building. It is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

Since leaving Congress in 1993, Edwards has been chairman or co-chairman of several national organizations that focus on government policy, including the Brookings Institution and Council on Foreign Relations’ Task Force on Resources for International Affairs. He is now a member of the Princeton Project on National Security and has taught at Harvard University, Georgetown University and Princeton University.

Future lectures in the series will take place June 28, Sept. 20 and Dec. 13, but the speakers for those dates have not yet been announced.

— Emily Yehle