February 17, 2024

Liz Cheney

Principles Over Politics

The former U.S. representative will discuss democracy, principled leadership, and the future of bipartisanship. Discover where the Republican party is headed next, and so much more.

Liz Cheney

Principles Over Politics

February 13, 2024

Former U.S. Representative, attorney, and author Liz Cheney is at the fulcrum of our nation’s political divide. She will join us to discuss policy, principled leadership, and the future of bipartisanship. Displaying courage, discipline, and integrity in the wake of a national crisis, Cheney’s actions during her last term in Congress laid bare her commitment to country and democracy over politics—and they pose new questions about the future of the American two-party system. How can we encourage more politicians to work across the aisle? Where is the Republican party headed next? Hear Cheney tell the stories of how she arrived at her personal convictions, her remarkable career in Congress, and the road that lies ahead. 

Format: Speech with Audience Q&A

“The last two years have shown us once again that our constitutional republic is not self-sustaining. It survives only because of the courage and honor of individual Americans. When history looks back on this time, each elected official will have to answer the questions: Did we do our duty? Were we faithful to our oath of office?”

– Liz Cheney

About Liz Cheney

Liz Cheney served as the U.S. representative for Wyoming’s at-large congressional district from 2017 to 2023. She chaired the House Republican Conference, the third-highest position in the House Republican leadership, from 2019 to 2021, and served as the Vice Chair of the Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol. She was also a member of the House Armed Services Committee, China Task Force, Natural Resources Committee, and the House Committee on Rules.

Cheney previously served at the State Department as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, and in positions for USAID and the Department of State working in Poland, Hungary, Russia, and Ukraine. Prior to this, Cheney practiced law with White and Case and at the International Finance Corporation. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado College, and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School.

A specialist in national security and foreign policy, Cheney is the co-author, along with her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, of “Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America.”

In 2021, Cheney was selected for the inaugural Forbes “50 Over 50” list and was included in TIME magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2022, Cheney, along with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, received the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library’s prestigious Profile in Courage Award, with a commendation for her “consistent and courageous voice in defense of democracy.”

This spring, Cheney accepted an appointment as a professor of practice with the University of Virginia Center for Politics for the fall 2023 semester.

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