America and the World
President Obama came into office promising a new kind of foreign policy, stressing engagement with America’s enemies. Cheney addresses the results of this approach to date, and the dangers and opportunities ahead for the United States. She discusses the implications of this new approach for America’s security and economy. Drawing on her experience at the State Department, the Agency for International Development and the International Finance Corporation, Cheney offers a compelling perspective on the role America should be playing in the world today.
American Politics: President Obama's Second Term and Beyond
Cheney has been involved in national and local campaigns for nearly 35 years, since she first stuffed envelopes in 1976 for President Gerald R. Ford. In 2000 and 2004 she managed vice presidential debate preparation for the Bush-Cheney campaign. She also traveled the nation campaigning on behalf of the Republican ticket. As America enters a critically important period--President Obama's second term--Cheney offers perspective and analysis on the road ahead.
America and the Middle East
At the dawn of the 21st century, facing the challenge of radical Islamic terror and the possibility of a nuclear armed Iran, American policy in the Middle East will continue to take center stage. Cheney first worked in the Middle East in 1989 at the U.S. Agency for International Development, and it has been her focus ever since. She analyzes developments in today’s Middle East, and brings the region to life for audiences. She offers perspective on the history of US policy with the Arab world and Israel, and explains how American policy can most effectively benefit our national security interests.
Empowering Women in the Middle East and Beyond
The mother of five, including 3 daughters, and the daughter of an accomplished mother herself, Cheney has focused much of her work in the area of empowering women. She established projects in the Middle East to train women political leaders, provide scholarships for girls, and teach women’s literacy. She provides analysis on the future of women in the Arab world, including their leading role in changing their countries. Her talks also give a fascinating look at what American women can learn about perseverance, dedication, and inspiration from Arab women today.
Liz Cheney is an attorney and specialist in U.S. Middle East policy. From 2005-2006, she was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. In this capacity, she was the second-ranking State Department official responsible for U.S. policy in the Middle East. Prior to that, Ms. Cheney served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs from 2002 to 2004. She was responsible for the establishment of the $300 million Middle East Partnership Initiative to support political, economic and educational reform and the empowerment of women in the Middle East.