Lee EdwardsHeritage Foundation
Lee Edwards, Ph.D., a leading historian of American conservatism, is the Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought at The Heritage Foundation. In-house authority on the movement for the prominent Washington think tank, Edwards is the author of 20 books, including biographies of Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater and William F. Buckley Jr.<br /> <br /> Edwards also is chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, where he spearheaded fundraising for the memorial, dedicated in 2007 just blocks from the U.S. Capitol. In 2009, he launched the online Global Museum on Communism.<br /> <br /> Edwards is an adjunct professor of politics at the Catholic University of America, where he earned his doctorate in world politics. He is a past president of the Philadelphia Society and a media fellow at the Hoover Institution. He was founding director of the Institute of Political Journalism at Georgetown University and a fellow at the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.<br /> <br /> Edwards, who holds a bachelor of arts degree in English from Duke University, did graduate work at the Sorbonne, Paris. He and his wife, Anne, reside in Alexandria, Va.