Project Description

Bob McEwen

Former Congressman Bob McEwen currently serves as Executive Director of the Council for National Policy (CNP), a nonpartisan, educational foundation of more than 400 members including the nation’s premier conservative leaders in government, business, academia, media, religion, and politics. Mr. McEwen meets regularly with members of Washington’s diplomatic community by co-hosting with former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese a weekly breakfast for leading Ambassadors during their posting in the United States. He appears frequently on such network programming as Fox News, CNN’s Crossfire, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and others. His writings have appeared in numerous national publications. An outstanding communicator, Congressman McEwen is a leading advocate for Democracy and free market economics. As such, he maintains an active international speaking schedule. He has been invited as the featured guest speaker at Presidential Prayer Breakfasts in more than 20 countries.

Mr. McEwen was elected to represent Ohio’s Sixth district in the U.S. House of Representatives for six terms. During his congressional service, Mr. McEwen filled a variety of positions. He was asked to serve as Special Presidential Envoy for both Presidents Reagan and Bush. He also was selected as a U.S. representative to the European Parliament from 1985 to 1993. As such, McEwen was a participant in a variety of political and military negotiations within the European Union. On August 23, 1989, Congressman McEwen and Senator Robert Dole participated as United States observers in Warsaw, Poland to the first ever Parliamentary election of a non- Communist leader of a Soviet bloc country. Hours later, the new Prime Minister, in his first official act, received the Congressman and Senator prior to meeting with the Soviet representatives of the regime that had occupied that nation for 50 years. This action was the spark that encouraged the collapse of Soviet dominated governments throughout Eastern Europe culminating in the destruction of the Berlin Wall 10 weeks later.
Expertise: National Policy