Events at the Nixon Library

The Nixon Library hosts many special events and lectures throughout the year.

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Pass the Pinot: Wine Tasting Event

Pass the Pinot

Pass the Pinot

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Join us at the Nixon Library to take in the beautiful blooming roses in the First Lady’s Rose Garden. Refresh your pallet with a tasting of spring inspired pinots. We will be tasting a wonderful collection of pinot grigio and pinot noir hand selected by local sommeliers from The Twisted Vine. Enjoy a glass with light bites that welcome you into the season of spring.

Please note: In the event of rain, this event will be held in the glamorous and elegant White House East Room!

General Admission: $45

RNF Members: $40

Tickets are available here

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Corks and Crafts: Wine Tasting Event

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Corks and Crafts

Saturday, April 20, 2019, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Bring your friends to a fun afternoon out! Experience the taste of Orange County’s finest wine and brews with a delicious summertime buffet. Sommeliers from The Twisted Vine will be providing a summertime selection of reds, wines accompanied by a refreshing flight of craft beers. Sit back and enjoy the tasting while surrounded by the beautifully bloomed roses in the First Lady’s Rose Garden.

Please note — In the event of rain, this event will be held in the glamorous and elegant White House East Room!

General Admission: $60

RNF Members: $55

Tickets are available here

Monday, April 22, 2019

Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of RN’s Passing

RN Funeral

Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of President Nixon’s
passing with California Governor Pete Wilson


Join distinguished California Senator and Governor, Pete Wilson as he marks 25 years since President Richard Nixon’s passing. Governor Wilson was one of four eulogists at President Nixon’s funeral.

11 AM: Wreath Laying

11: 30 AM: In Conversation with Gov. Pete Wilson

This event is free to attend.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Arthur Brooks on “Love Your Enemies”

Arthur Brooks Event

Arthur Brooks on “Love Your Enemies”

Lecture and Book Signing

Thursday, May 16 at 1:30PM

President of the American Enterprise Institute, Arthur Brooks, will discuss his new book, “Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt.”

Brooks will comment on the divisive nature of politics that is tearing America a part. One in six Americans have stopped talking to close friends or family members over politics; angry activists agitate on college campuses; television commentators scream over one another; and internet trolls degrade national debate through inflammatory rhetoric and character assassinations.

Brooks shows how treating others with contempt is not a formula for success. Based on cutting edge behavioral research, ancient wisdom, and a decade of experience leading one of America’s top policy think tanks, Brooks offers a new way to lead not by attacking others, but on bridging national divides and mending personal relationships. “Love Your Enemies” is not a push for moderation, holding that disagreements are the secret to excellence. It offers a clear strategy for a new generation of leaders, and is a rallying cry for people hoping for a new era of American progress.

This event is free to attend. Guests must register HERE

Monday, May 20, 2019

Newt Gingrich at the Nixon Library


Hear from one of the foremost economic, social, political, and security-focused conservative thinkers today

The former House Speaker and New York Times-bestselling author returns to the Nixon Library to discuss the current state of our political system and his gripping new novel Collusion – – his first book in a contemporary series filled with adventure, betrayal, and politics, that captures the tensions and divides of America and the world today.

Advanced Ticket Prices:

General Admission: $35
Nixon Foundation Members: $28
President’s Society Member VIP Reception: $75

Event admission includes an autographed copy of the Collusion!

Advanced ticket sales end on March 31st.

Purchase tickets HERE

Thursday, May 23, 2019

U.S.-China Workshop: China’s Belt and Road Initiative and U.S. Grand Strategy

U.S.-China Workshop: China’s Belt and Road Initiative and U.S. Grand Strategy

May 23 at 7pm

In 2013, President Xi Jinping launched “The Belt and Road Initiative” a 21st Century vision of its ancient silk road trade routes. Its stated objective is to integrate China’s growing economy through the global economic system.

Through its various infrastructure projects, BRI runs through the continents of Asia, Europe, and Africa investing trillions in railroads, ports, pipelines, fiber-optic cables, satellites and internet connectivity.

As a consequence of China’s vision for global economic expansion, Chinese companies now have a controlling stake in 76 ports in 35 countries across the world. To protect its vast interests, China has also expanded its global security presence.

How does the BRI conform with China’s geopolitical ambitions? What does it mean for America’s interests and security?


downloadKarl Eikenberry 
is the Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow, Director of the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative and faculty member at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University. He is a Stanford University Professor of Practice, and an affiliate at the FSI Center for Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law, Center for International Security Cooperation and The Europe Center. Prior to his arrival at Stanford, he served as the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan from May 2009 until July 2011, where he led the civilian surge directed by President Obama to reverse insurgent momentum and set the conditions for transition to full Afghan sovereignty.


5_hillmanJonathan Hillman is a senior fellow with the CSIS Simon Chair in Political Economy and director of the Reconnecting Asia Project. At CSIS, he leads an effort to map and analyze new roads, railways, ports, and other infrastructure emerging across the supercontinent of Eurasia. Prior to joining CSIS, he served as a policy adviser at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, where he directed the research and writing process for essays, speeches, and other materials explaining U.S. trade and investment policy. At USTR, he contributed to the 2015 U.S. National Security Strategy, the President’s Trade Agenda, and numerous Congressional testimonies.



Christina Lin (Moderator) is a Research Fellow at the Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on China-Mediterranean/Middle East relations and ways for U.S.-China cooperation in a changing international order. Prior to her arrival at UCI, she was a former Transatlantic Academy Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS-Johns Hopkins University. She has extensive US government experience working on China security issues, including policy planning at the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, and Department of State.



Top Photo: President Xi Jinping (Bloomberg).

Monday, May 27, 2019

Commemorate Memorial Day


Commemorate Memorial Day

By Paying Tribute to POW heroes and their families


Honor the American military this memorial day by paying special tribute to POWs and their families.

Panelists include POW wives Jenny Connell Robertson and Patsy Crayton, as well as historian Heath Hardage Lee, author of The League of Wives, the first in-depth look at the political power of POW spouses, who ignored social protocol to help[ free their husbands.

Moderated by Audrey Coleman, curator of The League of Wives, a traveling exhibition sponsored by the Robert J. Dole Institute.