Events at the Nixon Library

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

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Daniel Krauthammer on “The Point of it All”


January 22 at 7:30pm

Daniel Krauthammer, the son of one of the most celebrated political thinkers of our time, the late Charles Krauthammer, will discuss his New York Times bestselling, powerful collection of his father’s most important works.

Spanning the personal, political, and philosophical, it features never before published speeches and a major new essay about the effect of today’s populist movements on the future of global democracy.

“The Point of It all” is edited with an introduction by the author’s son, Daniel Krauthammer, who spent the past year close by his father’s side in the hospital, working together toward the book’s completion.

The book is a reminder of what made Charles Krauthammer the most celebrated American columnist and political thinker of his generation, a look at the man behind the words, and a lasting testament to his belief that anyone with an open and honest mind can grapple deeply with the most urgent questions in politics and life.


Monday, February 4, 2019

Gary Sinise at the Nixon Library

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Gary Sinise at the Nixon Library

February 4 at 7:30 PM

Award-winning actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise will make his first appearance at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum on Monday, February 4 at 7:30 PM for a presentation about his new memoir, Grateful American: A Journey From Self to Service.

Gary Sinise will share his amazing story about how a kid from Chicago went on to a prominent career as an award-winning actor and director. But his standout role as Lieutenant Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump led to his true calling: to support our nation’s defenders, veterans, first responders and their loved ones, while upholding the importance of keeping our country strong by taking care of those who serve.

General admission tickets to this event are $45. Tickets for Nixon Foundation Members are $36. All tickets include a signed copy of Grateful American. There will be a VIP reception for President’s Society Members which includes a private book signing and photo with Gary Sinise. To join the Nixon Foundation President’s Society please contact or call (657) 207-0293.


For those unable to attend, signed copies of Grateful American are available at

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Andrew Roberts on “Churchill: Walking with Destiny”


February 21 at 7pm

Awarded by both The New York Times and Wall Street Journal as one of the 10 best books of 2018, Andrew Robert’s “Churchill: Walking with Destiny” is a landmark biography — based on extensive new material — of one of the great leader’s in 20th Century history.

When we think of great leaders with unalloyed courage, the person who comes to mind is Winston Churchill: the iconic, visionary war leader immune from the consensus of the day, who stood firmly for his beliefs when everyone doubted him. But how did young Winston become Churchill? What gave him the strength to take on the superior force of Nazi Germany when bombs rained on London and so many others had caved?

In his research, Roberts’ gained access to extensive new material including the transcripts of War Cabinet meetings, diaries, and unpublished memoirs of contemporaries. The Royal Family also permitted Roberts to be the first Churchill biographer to access the detailed diary notes taken by King George VI after weekly meetings with Churchill.

Andrew Roberts is the bestselling author of “The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War,” “Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941-1945,” “Waterloo: Napoleon’s Last Gamble” and “Napoleon: A Life,” winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and a finalist for the Plutarch Award. He has won many other prizes, including the Wolfson History Prize and the Brit­ish Army Military Book of the Year, and frequently writes for The Wall Street Journal.


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.


Top Photo: President Xi Jinping (Bloomberg).