Peter Wehner

Senior Fellow

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. Mr. Wehner has written for numerous other publications—including Time magazine, the Wall Street JournalWashington PostFinancial TimesThe Weekly StandardNational ReviewCommentaryNational Affairs, and Christianity Today—and has appeared frequently as a commentator on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, CBS, PBS, and C-SPAN television. He was also the Pamela and Jack Egan Visiting Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy and the School of Arts and Sciences at Duke University in 2019–2020.

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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. Mr. Wehner has written for numerous other publications—including Time magazine, the Wall Street JournalWashington PostFinancial TimesThe Weekly StandardNational ReviewCommentaryNational Affairs, and Christianity Today—and has appeared frequently as a commentator on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, CBS, PBS, and C-SPAN television. He was also the Pamela and Jack Egan Visiting Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy and the School of Arts and Sciences at Duke University in 2019–2020.

Mr. Wehner served in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush Administrations prior to becoming deputy director of speechwriting for President George W. Bush. In 2002, he was asked to head the Office of Strategic Initiatives, where he generated policy ideas, reached out to public intellectuals, published op-eds and essays, and provided counsel on a range of domestic and international issues. He has also served as an adviser to several presidential campaigns.

Mr. Wehner’s book The Death of Politics: How to Heal Our Frayed Republic After Trump (HarperCollins) was published in June 2019. He is also author of City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era (co-authored with Michael J. Gerson), Wealth and Justice: The Morality of Democratic Capitalism (co-authored with Arthur C. Brooks), and co-editor of books on foreign policy (The Latin American Policies of U.S. Allies) and national security (Promise or Peril: The Strategic Defense Initiative).

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Henry Olsen, Peter Wehner Earn New Roles at Major Media Outlets

Henry Olsen will become a daily opinion columnist for the Washington Post, and Peter Wehner will become a contributing editor for The Atlantic. Both Mr. Olsen and Mr. Wehner will carry out their new roles in their continuing capacity as EPPC scholars.

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EPPC’s Peter Wehner to Lead Faith Angle Forum

Michael Cromartie, who died recently, requested that Mr. Wehner succeed him as director of the Faith Angle Forum.

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U.S. Senator Ben Sasse Reads Peter Wehner’s Comments Into Congressional Record

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse reads selections from EPPC Senior Fellow Peter Wehner’s Commentary piece “Certitude and Seeking the Truth” into the Congressional Record.

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EPPC Briefly: Yuval Levin on the Roots of a Reforming Conservatism

Mary Rice Hasson on complementarity in the church; George Weigel on Cardinal Francis George’s legacy; Bruce Cole on civics education; Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry on a surprising revolution in France; and much more.

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EPPC Senior Fellow Peter Wehner Named New York Times Contributing Opinion Writer

The New York Times has announced that EPPC Senior Fellow Peter Wehner will contribute periodically to the paper’s Op-Ed and Sunday Review…

 

Peter Wehner Rejoins EPPC

The Ethics and Public Policy Center is delighted to announce that, after serving as a senior adviser to the Romney campaign, Peter Wehner is rejoining EPPC as a senior fellow.

 

Peter Wehner Departs EPPC for Romney Campaign

Peter Wehner, a longtime Senior Fellow at EPPC, has recently disaffiliated from EPPC in order to join Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign as a senior adviser.

 

Peter Wehner, White House’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, To Join EPPC

The Ethics and Public Policy Center takes great pleasure in announcing that Peter Wehner, who is completing his White House service as Deputy Assistant to the President and as Director of the Office of Strategic Initiatives, will join EPPC next month as a Senior Fellow.

 

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