Events at the Nixon Library

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

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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

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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

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For more information:

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

Sunday, September 22, 2019

The Charlie and Ling Zhang Mid-Autumn Festival

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The Charlie and Ling Zhang Mid-Autumn Festival

East meets West at the Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival at the Nixon Library — an evening of fun for the entire family!

One of the most important traditions of China’s past –the celebration dates to the Shang Dynasty in 1600 BC– visitors to the Nixon Library can experience an outdoor reunion of friends and families under the full moon, symbolizing harmony and rejuvenation.

Schedule of events:

4:30 PM: Fusion Food Festival: Symbolically-themed Arts and Crafts and Interactive Opportunities for Kids

6:00 PM: Special Performance in the magnificent East Room by Orange County Music and Dance Multi-Generation Chamber Orchestra

Featuring:

Overture to Magic Flute

Bach and Vivaldi Double Concertos with Young Soloists

Select American and Chinese Orchestral Selections

7:15 PM: Traditional Chinese music in the Pat Nixon Gardens, under the moonlight

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With thanks to Charlie and Ling Zhang for their sponsorship of this new annual event.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Major Garrett at the Nixon Library

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CBS Chief White House correspondent Major Garrett will discuss his book Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride: The Thrills, Chills, Screams, and Occasional Blackouts of an Extraordinary Presidency

In Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride, Major Garrett provides what journalists are often said to do, but usually don’t: a true first draft of history. His goal was to sift through the mountains of shrieking headlines to focus on the most significant moments of Trump’s young presidency, and the ones that Garrett believes will have a lasting impact. The result is an authoritative, mature, and consistently entertaining account of the era.

Major Garrett has been reporting on the White House for nearly two decades, covering four different presidencies for three national news outlets.

There is no cost to attend this event.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Nicholas Sarantakes on Nixon and Sports

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

NOVEMBER 4 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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Monday, November 18, 2019

Meet Admiral James Stavridis, Former Supreme Allied Commander

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Author of Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character

In-Conversation with Hugh Hewitt
NOVEMBER 18 AT 6:30PM
FREE ADMISSION

Admiral James Stavridis, one of the most distinguished admirals of our time and former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, offers an intimate, human account of the lessons of leadership and character contained in the lives and careers of history’s most significant naval commanders.

In his upcoming book, “Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character,” Admiral Stavridis brings a lifetime of reflection to bear on the subjects of his study: on naval history, on the vocation of the admiral with its glories and challenges, and on the sweep of global politics. Above all, this is a book that will help you navigate your own life’s voyage: the voyage of character.

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