Events at the Nixon Library

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

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Space Race: 5K Event

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The Space Race is ON at the Nixon Library
July 20th, 2019!

This race is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and the kick off to a day of family fun. Racers are encouraged to dress in their best spacesuits — or any other out of this world costume! — for this race which will follow a moderate course that is accessible for runners of all levels. Strollers welcome!

HUGE VALUE! Registration includes bibs, timing, commemorative race shirt, an exclusive 3D Apollo 11 themed medal, and entry to the all-day festival to follow, featuring live entertainment, games and prizes, giveaways, face-painting and balloon art, food trucks, and more!

PLUS! Registration cost also includes admission to the all new Apo11o Special Exhibit which includes rarely seen artifacts from the Apollo 11 mission and a virtual reality experience!

Sign up today to save your spot for a race of intergalactic proportions. Early bird pricing is ending soon!

Children 4 and under: FREE*

Children (5yrs – 14 yrs): $35

Adults: $50

Blast off is at 8AM!

Click here To Register NOW!

 

 NOTE: This race will blast-off and splash down at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

*Children 4 years and under are invited to participate at no cost, however they will NOT receive a bib, timing, shirt, or medal.

Special thanks to our community partners:

Apola - Stamp Round

Apola Gyro Grill, 18427 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Offer: 10% off total bill with Museum admission sticker or receipt. Not valid with any other specials or offers.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

50th Anniversary: Apollo 11 Splashdown Celebration Dinner

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50th Anniversary

Apollo 11 Splashdown Celebration Dinner:

An Evening with Legendary Astronaut

Buzz Aldrin


Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 5:00 PM Reception | 6:30 PM Dinner

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s extraordinary splashdown to planet earth.

The greatest comeback in history!

And presentation of the Foundation’s Richard Nixon Greatest Comeback Award

Leadership:

Honorary Chairs

Tricia Nixon Cox and Edward Cox

Julie Nixon Eisenhower and David Eisenhower

Christopher Nixon Cox

Melanie Eisenhower

Vice Chairs

Lisa Argyros/Argyros Family Foundation

Donald R. Beall

Esther and James Cavanaugh

Betsy and Hugh Hewitt

Colleen and Buck Johns

Ray Maggi

Host Committee

Steve Craig

Kathy and John Hamilton

Maralou and Jerry Harrington

Lawrence Higby

Heather and Martin A. Klein III

Joann Leatherby

Richard (Sandy) Quinn

Dr. Daniele Struppa

Ruth B. Shannon

Individual ticket pricing begins at $500. For purchasing options, or to support the Splashdown Celebration,

contact Anne Brown at 714-364-1161 or anne@nixonfoundation.org

Monday, July 29, 2019

Author Kasey Pipes at the Nixon Library

afterthefallA Conversation with

Kasey Pipes

Author, After the Fall: The Remarkable Comeback of Richard Nixon


FREE ADMISSION

Kasey Pipes, former presidential speechwriter and Fellow at the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College, will discuss his long-awaited biography about Richard Nixon in the President’s post-White House years of 1974 to 1994.

Pipes will discuss how President Nixon, living in virtual exile after resigning from office, became an influential writer and trusted advisor to presidents and world leaders, leveraging his ever-sharp mind, peerless instincts, and deep understanding of the currents of geopolitics.

Pipes argues that Nixon continued to shape the course of U.S. foreign policy, especially with the world’s great powers Russia and China, well after his resignation.

 After the Fall is the gripping and never-before-told story of the most remarkable reversal of fortune in American political history.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

James Hansen at the Nixon Library

FirstManA Conversation with

James Hansen

Author, First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong

FREE ADMISSION

James Hansen, New York Times bestselling author, will discuss the remarkable life of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon.

Hansen’s unparalleled biography of an American icon is called a “magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth Century.” It’s based on over 50 hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, and rare access to private documents and family sources.

The Nixon Foundation is producing this program in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the historic Moon Landing.

On April 29, 2019 the Nixon Library opened an all-new interactive special exhibit, Apollo 11: One Giant Leap for Mankind, which runs through January 12, 2020. 

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

David Davenport at the Nixon Library

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A Conversation with

David Davenport

Author, How Public Policy Became War


FREE ADMISSION

Former President of Pepperdine University and current Hoover Institution Research Fellow David Davenport will discuss how in the past half-century American Presidents have declared war on a host of domestic problems — poverty, crime, drugs, terror — as a tactic to exert political will, and carry out their agendas.  

Consequently, he concludes that labeling these initiatives as “wars” created bold, urgent expressions of Executive power, rather than slower, steadier, and deliberative approaches to policymaking. It’s also shifted power away from what was the province of states and Congress, to the Presidency.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Seth Blumenthal at the Nixon Library

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A Conversation with

Seth Blumenthal

Author, Children of the Silent Majority: Young Voters and the Rise of the Republican Party, 1968-1980


Seth Blumenthal, lecturer at Boston University, will discuss his new book that explores how President Nixon built a political majority after the 1968 election by developing and implementing a forward-thinking, innovative appeal to young voters.

In this regard, the book considers Nixon’s policies on the environment, ending the draft, and lowering the voting age to 18 years old. It also shows how despite pollsters, pundits, and politicians’ expectations that American youth tends to lean left, Nixon’s effort in the 1972 election established a model for youth campaigning that influenced successful GOP strategies in future elections.  

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Ambassador Winston Lord on Foreign Policy in the Nixon White House

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Author of Kissinger on Kissinger: Reflections on Diplomacy, Grand Strategy, and Leadership

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 AT 7:30PM
LECTURE & BOOK SIGNING
FREE ADMISSION

Winston Lord — former U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China — will discuss the Nixon administration’s vision for diplomacy with China, the Soviet Union, Vietnam, and the Middle East, which laid the foundations for geopolitics as we know them today.

Kissinger on Kissinger represents the one and only collection of Oral History interviews with Dr. Henry Kissinger. The interviews were produced by the Nixon Foundation, and conducted by Ambassador Lord, Dr. Kissinger’s one-time associate in the Nixon White House.

The revealing interviews capture Kissinger’s thoughts on the specific challenges that he faced during his tenure as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State, his general advice on leadership and international relations, and stunning portraits of the larger-than-life world leaders of the era who he knew, worked with, and admired.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Three Wars: American Veterans in an Age of Perpetual Conflict

Three Wars: American Veterans

in an Age of Perpetual Conflict


A panel of proven combat veterans share the severities of three wars that have defined our nation, our politics, and our culture.

Pacific Club Main Dining Room

September 19, 2019 | 6:00PM

War now has spanned three generations of Americans. Fifty-five years of ebb-and-flow fighting in foreign countries seems almost surreal to the American public, yet has become a matter of course for the us armed forces serving overseas. come share this unique experience to discuss some of the complexities of each war from those who have fought on the front lines of American  foreign policy and national security.

 

Veteran Panelists:

Karl Marlantes, Vietnam Veteran and author of Matterhorn 

Marjorie K. Eastman, Afghanistan Veteran and author of The Frontline Generation 

Scott Huesing, Iraq Veteran and author of Echo in Ramadi

 

Event Sponsors:

Chapman University

Richard Nixon Foundation

Orange County Navy League

For more information or to register contact:

Dr. Gregory A. Daddis at daddis@chapman.edu or 714-997-6834

Thursday, October 10, 2019

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

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 AT 7PM
FREE ADMISSION

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?

Speakers


david_lamptonDavid M. (“Mike”) Lampton
is the Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow at FSI and affiliated with Shorenstein APARC. Lampton (BA ’68, MA ’71, PhD ’74), an expert in Chinese politics and U.S.-China relations, is the Hyman Professor of China Studies and Director of the China Studies Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Emeritus. Over the course of his career, Lampton accompanied American public and private sector leaders to China, and Chinese leaders to the United States. Formerly President of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, Lampton consults with government, business, and social sector organizations, and has served on the boards of several non-governmental and educational organizations, including the Asia Foundation for which he served as chairman. He is the author of a dozen books and monographs. Lampton’s current book project is focused on the development of high-speed railways from southern China to Singapore.

 

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.

 

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Top Photo: Xi Jinping (Bloomberg).

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Nicholas Sarantakes on Nixon and Sports

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Author of Fan in Chief: Richard Nixon and American Sports, 1969-1974

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15 AT 7PM
LECTURE & BOOK SIGNING

Nicholas Evan Sartantakes, Professor of History at the Naval War College, will discuss President Nixon’s intertwined, and relatively unknown, relationship with the spectacle of American sports.

While in office, President Nixon did a lot more than just throw out the first baseball of the season; he was a genuine baseball and football fan, and his interest and engagement in American sports had an impact on the culture of the nation.

In this in-depth study, Sarantakes argues that sports are central to understanding Richard Nixon. When watching sports or attending athletic events, Nixon was his most unguarded and articulate. Consequently, Nixon was able to use sports in a way that communicated a recreational pastime, allowing him to effectively express his leadership, values, and policies to the American people.

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