Former U.S. Representative Liz Cheney and Jon Meacham, presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, were on campus for two @facetofacewfu events yesterday – a student-led conversation and a sold-out keynote event.
@leadershipandcharacter scholars Cheyenne Surin-Bullard (’24) and Rucker Robinson (’24) moderated the student-led conversation prior to the keynote. Annie Phan (’24) introduced Ms. 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 Jan. 6 insurrection. She was also a member of the House Armed Services Committee, China Task Force, Natural Resources Committee and the House Committee on Rules. Cheney served previously 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.
Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. A contributor to TIME and The New York Times Book Review, Meacham is a highly sought-after commentator, regularly appearing on MSNBC, CNN and other news outlets. A skilled orator with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion and current affairs, Meacham has the unique ability to bring history to life and offer historical context to current events and issues impacting our daily lives — whether we realize it or not — to audiences of all backgrounds and levels of understanding.