Events at the Nixon Library

The Nixon Library hosts a many special events, exhibits, lectures and concerts throughout the year.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Forum: The U.S., China and the Geopolitics of the South China Sea

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The U.S., China, and the Geopolitics of the South China Sea

Free Event Admission

The South China Sea is among the world’s epicenters of geopolitical competition. 30 percent of all global trade ($5.3 trillion) passes through the waterway each year. China and its East Asian neighbors, including Indonesia, Japan, The Philippines, and Vietnam all have territorial claims, and established maritime defenses. Meanwhile in its pivot to Asia, the United States has been conducting freedom of navigation tours of its vessels in waters claimed by China.

How can the U.S and China reduce the risk of conflict, and work on a peaceful and equitable resolution in this pivotal international waterway?


Cortez A. Cooper III is a senior international/defense researcher at the RAND Corporation and a member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School faculty. At RAND he provides assessments of security challenges across political, military, economic, cultural, and informational arenas for a broad range of U.S. government clients. He has served in the U.S. Navy Executive Service as the senior analyst for the Joint Intelligence Center Pacific, U.S. Pacific Command. As the senior intelligence analyst and Asia regional specialist in the Pacific Theater, he advised Pacific Command leadership on trends and developments in the Command’s area of responsibility. His 20 years of military service included assignments as both an Army Signal Corps Officer and a China Foreign Area Officer. In addition to numerous military decorations, the Secretary of Defense awarded Cooper with the Exceptional Civilian Service Award in 2001.

Gregory B. Poling is director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative and a fellow with the Southeast Asia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He oversees research on U.S. foreign policy in the Asia Pacific, with a particular focus on the maritime domain and the countries of Southeast Asia. His research interests include the South China Sea disputes, democratization in Southeast Asia, and Asian multilateralism. He is the author of The South China Sea in Focus: Clarifying the Limits of Maritime Dispute (CSIS, July 2013) and coauthor of multiple works including Building a More Robust U.S.-Philippines Alliance (CSIS, August 2015), A New Era in U.S.-Vietnam Relations: Deepening Ties Two Decades after Normalization (CSIS, June 2014), and A U.S.-Indonesia Partnership for 2020: Recommendations for Forging a 21st Century Relationship (CSIS, September 2013).

Friday, March 16, 2018

Celebrate Pat Nixon’s Birthday

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Celebrate Pat Nixon’s Birthday

Free Admission to the Nixon Library All Day

11 AM: Award-winning television host and best selling author Maureen Nunn will share her historical impression of First Lady Pat Nixon. Maureen is a longtime Nixon family friend. Her mother and Mrs. Nixon shared a long and enduring friendship.

This fascinating program will cover Mrs. Nixon’s time as America’s Ambassador of Goodwill and one of the most influential First Ladies.


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Charlotte Pence and Karen Pence, Second Lady of the United States

Karen Pence, Second Lady of the United States, and daughter, Charlotte Pence

A lively discussion between mother and daughter!

Join us for the West Coast launch of Karen and Charlotte Pence’s much-anticipated children’s book, Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President at the Nixon Library!

The delightful story — told through the eyes of the Pence family’s famous pet bunny Marlon Bundo — was written by Charlotte Pence and beautifully illustrated with watercolors by the Second Lady herself.

Click here to get two free tickets for the event by joining the Nixon Foundation as a new member ($125 or above).


Advanced General Admission Ticket: $53

Foundation Member Ticket: $43


  • General admission seating in East Room, a copy of the cook and access to Signing with Karen and Charlotte Pence.

*President’s Society VIP Dual Package: $175


  • Two Preferred Seats at the East Room program and one copy of the book
  • Access for two to the exclusive reception with Charlotte and Karen Pence at 6PM, a personalized book signing, photo opportunity, hosted bar and hors d’oeuvres

*President’s Society VIP Individual: $100


  • One Preferred Seat at the East Room program and one copy of the book
  • Access for one to an exclusive reception with Charlotte and Karen Pence at 6PM, a personalized book signing, photo opportunity, hosted bar and hors d’oeuvres

*Open to President’s Society members only. Not a member? Click here to join the President’s Society and receive one complimentary ticket to the VIP reception.

Child’s Ticket (12 and under): $20

Includes Access to the Charlotte and Karen Pence East Room Program.