Mr. Peter Wehner Journalist and Author

Peter Wehner is a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and a contributing editor for The Atlantic magazine. He has written for numerous other publications—including Time magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington PostFinancial TimesThe Weekly Standard, National Review, Commentary, National Affairs, and Christianity Today. He has also appeared frequently as a commentator on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, CBS, PBS, and C-SPAN television.

Wehner served in the last three Republican administrations, including as Deputy Director of Speechwriting and later Director of the Office of Strategic Initiatives for President George W. Bush.

Wehner is author of City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era (co-authored with Michael J. Gerson) and Wealth and Justice: The Morality of Democratic Capitalism (co-authored with Arthur C. Brooks). His forthcoming book for HarperCollins, The Death of Politics: How to Heal Our Frayed Republic After Trump.

He has also served as a speaker at several Trinity Forum Evening Conversations, most recently including our Symposium on the Future of Higher Education in March 2018 and American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant” in October 2017 in conversation with author Ronald C. White. He served as a panelist alongside Rod Dreher and Kristen Powers for “The Benedict Option” Evening conversation.

Speaker’s Bureau

Wehner has spoken or served on panels at several Trinity Forum Evening Conversations on such topics as education, politics, and faith, including:

Symposium on the Future of Higher Education

American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant

The Benedict Option

Related Trinity Forum Readings

Click here to purchase a copy of our Trinity Forum Reading of “Politics and the English Language” by George Orwell featuring an original foreword by Peter Wehner.