Edwin Feulner is the founder and former president of the Heritage Foundation (1977-2013). Dr. Feulner received a B.A. from Regis University, an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Edinburgh. He was also a Richard M. Weaver Fellow at the London School of Economics. Prior to his time at the Heritage Foundation, Dr. Feulner was the executive director of the Republican Study Committee, a caucus in the House of Representatives. He served as a member of the Gingrich-Mitchell Congressional U.N. Reform Task Force (2005) and the Congressional Commission on International Financial Institutions ("Meltzer Commission") from 1999-2000, and was Chairman of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (1982-91) and Vice Chairman of the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform ("Kemp Commission") from 1995-1996. In 2009, Dr. Feulner received the Charles Hoeflich Lifetime Achievement Award from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and in 2012 he received the Bradley Prize from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. Feulner is the author or editor of nine books: The American Spirit (2012), Getting America Right (2006), Leadership for America (2000), Intellectual Pilgrims (1999), The March of Freedom (1998), Conservatives Stalk the House (1983), Looking Back (1981), Congress and the New International Economic Order (1976), and Trading with the Communists (1968).