Bradley Prize recipient Edwin J. Feulner is president of The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., a position he has held since 1977. He is also chairman of the Board of Visitors at Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy. He has served as chairman of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, president of The Mont Pelerin Society, and president of The Philadelphia Society, of which he is a distinguished member.
Feulner began his career as a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and went on the serve as special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Defense, chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Phil Crane, founding director of the Republican Study Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, and founding trustee of The Heritage Foundation. He advised President Ronald Reagan on domestic-policy issues and served as chairman of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.
In 1989, Reagan honored Feulner by awarding him the Presidential Citizens Medal for his work as “a leader of the conservative movement.” Recently, Forbes magazine named him one of “The Seven Most Powerful Conservatives in Washington.” He has been featured on Fox News Sundayas the program’s “Power Player of the Week.” The Daily Telegraph in London named him one of “The 100 Most Powerful People in D.C.” He was also included in Washingtonian magazine’s list of the “45 Who Shaped Washington” during magazine’s 45-year history.
A syndicated columnist, Feulner is the author, co-author, or editor of many books, including Intellectual Pilgrims: The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Mont Pelerin Society,Conservatives Stalk the House, Leadership for America: The Principles of Conservatism, The March of Freedom: Modern Classics in Conservative Thought, and most recently, The American Spirit: Celebrating the Virtues and Values that Make Us Great.
Feulner received his B.S. from Regis University and his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He pursued further graduate studies at The London School of Economics and Georgetown University. Feulner earned his Ph.D. at The University of Edinburgh.