Last updated on: 6/10/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Edwin J. Feulner, PhD Biography

Title:
President of the Heritage Foundation
Position:
Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“The law [Patriot Act] is working as it was supposed to by making life more difficult for terrorists without affecting the rest of us. In fact, even the ACLU had to admit last year that there hasn’t been a single proven abuse of the Patriot Act.”

Commentary, Heritage Foundation, Oct. 22, 2003

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Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President, The Heritage Foundation
  • Publisher of Policy Review, 1977-2001
  • Served on the Congressional Commission on International Financial Institutions, “Meltzer Commission,” 1999-2000
  • Vice-Chairman, National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform, “Kemp Commission,” 1995-1996
  • Chairman of the US Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, 1982-1991
  • Consultant for Domestic Policy to President Reagan and adviser to several government departments and agencies
  • Presidential Citizens Medal from President Reagan, 1989
  • Member, Secretary of State’s UNESCO Review Observation Panel, 1985-1989
  • Member, Carlucci Commission on Foreign Aid, 1983
  • Member, President’s Commission on White House Fellows, 1981-1983
  • US Representative to the United Nations Second Special Session on Disarmament, 1982
  • Served on Executive Committee of the Presidential Transition (from the Carter to Reagan Administration)
  • Treasurer and Trustee, Mont Pelerin Society
  • Trustee and former Chairman, Board of The Intercollegiate Studies Institute
  • Member, Board of the National Chamber Foundation, Board of Visitors of George Mason University
  • Trustee, Acton Institute and the International Republican Institute
Education:
  • PhD, University of Edinburgh (Founding President)
  • Richard M. Weaver Fellow, London School of Economics
  • MBA, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Joseph Wharton Award)
  • BS, Georgetown University, and Regis University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does the PATRIOT Act Allow the Government to Conduct Secret Searches and Access Records of Individuals Held by Third Parties, without Providing Sufficient Judicial Overview?