Events at the Nixon Library

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

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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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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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