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Lee Edwards, Ph.D.

Founding Chairman

Dr. Lee Edwards is the Founding Chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and recipient of its Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom. He is an Adjunct Professor of Politics Emeritus and former Distinguished Lecturer at the Catholic University of America. He has published 25 books about American Conservatism including biographies of Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater, and William F. Buckley and a history of the Conservative Movement. His most recent book is a memoir, Just Right: A life in Pursuit of Liberty (2017). His books about world politics include The Collapse of Communism and A Brief History of the Cold War (with Dr. Elizabeth Spalding). His work has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, French, Hungarian, Polish, and Swedish. His many honors and awards include the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary, the Friendship Medal of Diplomacy from the Republic of China (Taiwan), the Legend of YAF from Young America’s Foundation, and the Walter Judd Freedom Award. He was a Fellow at the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the founding director of the Institute of Political Journalism at Georgetown University. He received a Ph.D. in world politics from Catholic University and a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Grove City College. He did graduate work at the Sorbonne and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Duke University. Dr. Edwards lives in Arlington, Virginia, and attends Saint Rita Catholic Parish in Alexandria, Virginia 

VOC’s Founding Chairman, Dr. Lee Edwards appeared on the Don Kroah Show, to discuss the origins of Captive Nations Week, during the Eisenhower administration, and the continued importance of highlighting nations that are still captive around the world today.

Dr. Lee Edwards, explores in Fox News the history and importance of National Captive Nations week, and remembering those victims suffering around the world: “One presidential proclamation in particular infuriates the communists because it tells the truth about communism: Moscow…

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