The Asan Institute for Policy Studies held a breakfast meeting on Monday, January 17th, 2011 with Dr. Edwin J. Feulner, President and CEO of The Heritage Foundation. Dr. Feulner addressed the topic of “Recent US Congressional Elections and Implications for ROK-US Relations” during the event.

The Heritage Foundation

Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution—a think tank—whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.

We believe the principles and ideas of the American Founding are worth conserving and renewing. As policy entrepreneurs, we believe the most effective solutions are consistent with those ideas and principles. Our vision is to build an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and civil society flourish.

Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D.

Dr. Edwin J. Feulner is the President and CEO of The Heritage Foundation, Washington’s most important public policy research organization located on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. He has held that position for more than 25 years, and has been responsible for Heritage’s growth from an annual budget of less than $1 million to more than $74 million (2010).

He serves on several governmental boards and commissions including the Meltzer Commission on Reforming the International Financial Institutions (1999-2000), Chairman of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (1982-92) and as Vice Chairman of the Kemp Commission on Tax and Budget Reform (1995-96). He has been a consultant in the White House (during the Reagan Administration), and received the Presidential Citizens Medal from President Reagan. He has received the Distinguished Service Medal from the Secretary of the Navy, and the Distinguished Service Award from the Director of the U.S. Information Agency, and has been decorated by the President of the Republic of Korea and by the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan). He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Multimedia Super Corridor in Malaysia, and a distinguished visiting professor of Hanyang University (Seoul, Korea).