Former United States Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney, whose struggle with her party over its loyalty to former President Donald Trump became a compelling political story, will speak at Boston College on March 23 as part of the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics Clough Colloquium.

Cheney’s talk will take place at 4 p.m. in the Corcoran Commons Heights Room. No registration is required; seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Liz Cheney

Former U.S. Congresswoman Liz Cheney

Elected from Wyoming to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2016, Cheney sat on the House Armed Services Committee and served as vice chair for the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. From 2019 to 2021, she was chair of the House Republican Conference, the third-ranking GOP member in the House.

An avowed conservative whose platform called for cutting taxes and regulations, expanding America’s energy, mining, and agricultural industries, and restoring American strength and power in the world, Cheney found herself increasingly at odds with many Republicans over her refusal to support Trump’s rejection of the 2020 election results. In June of last year, Cheney publicly urged the GOP to rid itself of the former president because “Republicans cannot both be loyal to Donald Trump and to the Constitution.” Last fall, Cheney was defeated in the primary for the Wyoming congressional seat by a Trump-backed candidate.

During the George W. Bush administration, Cheney served as a deputy assistant secretary of state and principal deputy assistant secretary of state for the Middle East. She also practiced law at White & Case and the International Finance Corporation. A specialist in national security and foreign policy, Cheney has worked as a Fox News analyst and is the co-author—along with her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney—of Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America.

For more about the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics and its programs and activities, visit the center website.

University Communications | March 2023