Events at the Nixon Library

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

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Free Outdoor Concert: Hits of The Sixties at the Nixon Library

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FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT

Hear iconic songs from The Beatles, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, The Righteous Brothers, Otis Redding and more!

We’re taking you on a musical journey back to 1968 — and you won’t want to miss it!

High-energy Orange County rock band THE TRIP will play iconic hits from the 1960s.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the greatest comeback in political history — Richard Nixon’s presidential election victory in the fall of 1968. Experience this historic election with our new special exhibit, Vote Like Your Whole World Depended On It: The Story of the 1968 Election.

Dinner package includes a Ball Park All-Beef Hot Dog, a bag of classic potato chips, cookie and your choice of water or lemonade. Limited dinner packages will be available. Pre-ordering the dinner package is recommended.


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

“Why They Wore It” Lecture & Luncheon with Kate Betts

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“Why They Wore It” Luncheon Series

The Nixon Library is hosting an exciting seven-part speaker and luncheon series, featuring six knowledgeable titans of the fashion industry, including those who designed gowns for First Ladies, and those who wrote about, critically reviewed and drew attention to them.

Each luncheon menu will include courses that First Ladies served to their White House guests.

Each lecture will begin with a brief original film that reviews the styles of the First Ladies under discussion, set to popular music of the time period.

GUEST SPEAKER: KATE BETTS

Tuesday, August 28th

11 AM lecture
12 Noon luncheon
1 PM book signing

An award-winning magazine editor and bestselling author who has held top positions at Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, Mrs. Betts is the author of Michelle Obama and the Power of Style, which she will discuss along with her fashion observations about the current First Lady Melania Trump.


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Meet Judge Jeanine Pirro

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MEET JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO

September 4 at 7:00 PM

Lecture and Book Signing

Host of Justice w/ Judge Jeanine on Fox News Channel

Author of the New York Times #1 Bestseller
Liars, Leakers and Liberals

Get the story the Fake News media doesn’t want you to hear in the #1 New York Times bestseller: a withering indictment of the Deep State plot against Trump and a firsthand account of the real presidency, based on interviews with the Trump family and top administration officials.

TICKETS:
General Admission + Book: $45
Member Admission + Book: $40
Cantina-Style Member Mixer, Admission + Book: $55

Includes 2 drink tickets; heavy appetizers, margaritas, beer, wine, and soda

All tickets include a copy of Liars, Leakers and Liberals. Only books received or purchased from the Nixon Library Museum Store will be signed. Outside books will not be allowed.

 

Purchase Tickets HERE.

 

5:30 PM: Member Mixer Opens

6:00 PM: General Admission Check-In

7:00 PM: Lecture in the White House East Room

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

“Why They Wore It” Lecture & Luncheon with Molly Sorkin

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“Why They Wore It’ Luncheon Series

The Nixon Library is hosting an exciting seven-part speaker and luncheon series, featuring six knowledgeable titans of the fashion industry, including those who designed gowns for First Ladies, and those who wrote about, critically reviewed and drew attention to them.

Each luncheon menu will include courses that First Ladies served to their White House guests.

Each lecture will begin with a brief original film that reviews the styles of the First Ladies under discussion, set to popular music of the time period.

GUEST SPEAKER: MOLLY SORKIN

Wednesday, September 5th

11 AM lecture
12 Noon luncheon
1 PM book signing

Molly Sorkin is a fashion historian who co-curated the exhibitions Oscar de la Renta: American Icon (2013) at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style (2014) at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. She contributed an essay to the book Oscar de la Renta, which accompanied the exhibition, Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective (2016) at the de Young Museum, San Francisco.


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Commemorate 9/11

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9/11 Commemoration at the Nixon Library

FREE EVENT ADMISSION

11 AM EAST ROOM CEREMONY

Honor the brave men and women who lost their lives 17 years ago.

A special commemoration ceremony will be held in the magnificent White House East Room, and will include patriotic performances by a near 200-member choir and band, formal Presentation of Colors and singing of our National Anthem by the Air Force Blue Eagles Honor Guard, remarks by new Orange County Fire Authority Chief Brian Fennessy and Orange County Undersheriff Don Barnes.

PLUS:

A special display of steel from the World Trade Center and moving artifacts from Ground Zero.

Show-and-tell equipment presentations by the OC Fire Authority and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

The Young America’s Foundation will install their visually stunning Flag Memorial, a collection of 2,977 U.S. flags honoring each person who perished on 9/11.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

“Why They Wore It” Lecture & Luncheon with Carl Anthony

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“Why They Wore It” Luncheon Series

The Nixon Library is hosting an exciting seven-part speaker and luncheon series, featuring six knowledgeable titans of the fashion industry, including those who designed gowns for First Ladies, and those who wrote about, critically reviewed and drew attention to them.

Each luncheon menu will include courses that First Ladies served to their White House guests.

Each lecture will begin with a brief original film that reviews the styles of the First Ladies under discussion, set to popular music of the time period.

GUEST SPEAKER: CARL ANTHONY

Wednesday, September 12th

11 AM lecture
12 Noon luncheon
1 PM book signing

Mr. Anthony will present a lecture focused on First Lady Pat Nixon, who unintentionally had the most overt impact of any First Lady on the nexus of politics and popular culture, and Betty Ford’s role in also shaping Seventies styles.


Monday, September 17, 2018

U.S.-China Workshop: Prudent or Protectionist? Analyzing Trump’s Trade Policy with China

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U.S.-China Workshop: Prudent or Protectionist? Analyzing Trump’s Trade Policy with China

7PM Discussion and Audience Q&A

In December 2017, the Trump administration — echoing the President’s public statements — issued its National Security Strategy, taking a strong stance on America’s trade deficit. “Unfair trade practices had weakened our economy and exported our jobs overseas,” the 55 page document reads.

In 2017, the U.S. trade deficit with China hit a record level of $375 billion. President Trump has placed tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminum imports, and another $34 billion on other Chinese goods. China has responded by imposing the equivalent on U.S. goods.

Are the United States and China headed toward a trade war? Do the Trump administration’s actions help or hurt the economy and national security of the United States?

Hal Brands is the Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA). He is the author and editor of several books, including “Making the Unipolar Moment: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Rise of the Post-Cold War Order”, “What Good is Grand Strategy?” “Power and Purpose in American Statecraft from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush”, “Latin America’s Cold War,” “From Berlin to Baghdad: America’s Search for Purpose in the Post-Cold War World”, and “The Power of the Past: History and Statecraft”.

In 2016, Brands served as special assistant to the secretary of defense for strategic planning, and has been a Council on Foreign Relations international affairs fellow. He has also consulted with a range of government offices and agencies in the intelligence and national security communities. He blogs for Shadow Government at ForeignPolicy.com and is a frequent contributor to Bloomberg View.

Brands received his B.A. from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from Yale University. He previously worked as an assistant and associate professor at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, and as a researcher at the Institute for Defense Analyses. He lives in Maryland with his wife and two children.

Frank Lavin is the CEO and founder of Export Now, a U.S. firm that operates e-commerce stores in China for international brands. Established in 2010, Export Now is the largest off-shore operator of China e-commerce stores, helping brands from around the world in strategy and operations. In government, Lavin served as under secretary for international trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce from 2005-2007. In that capacity, Lavin served as lead trade negotiator for both China and India and was the senior policy official in the department responsible for commercial policy, export promotion, and trade negotiations across the globe. Lavin was U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore from 2001-05, where his duties included helping negotiate the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement. Previously, Lavin served in the George H.W. Bush and Reagan administrations, working in the Department of Commerce, Department of State, National Security Council, and White House. Lavin served as director of the White House Office of Political Affairs from 1987-89. In the private sector, Lavin served in senior finance and management positions in Hong Kong and Singapore with Edelman, Bank of America and Citibank.

He is a columnist for Forbes.com and has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and other periodicals. Lavin is the co-author of “Export Now: Five Keys to Entering New Markets.” He also authored a World War II history book, “Home Front to Battlefront.”

Lavin earned a B.S. from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service; an M.S. in Chinese Language and History from Georgetown; an M.A. in International Relations and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; and an M.B.A. in Finance at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

Noel Murray (moderator) is director of the Walter Schmid Center for International Business and associate professor of marketing at Chapman University. His areas of expertise include international marketing, cross-cultural issues in marketing communications and advertising strategy.

His research has been widely published in leading academic journals including, Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Advertising and Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. His research on advertising disclosure has been profiled in The Los Angeles Times and in Media Life Magazine.

Murray plays an active role in the Academy of Marketing Science and has recently served as congress co-chair at the World Marketing Congress in Malta. His business affiliation experience includes Digital Computer, Inc., Irish State Merchant Bank, Apple Computer and Bank of Ireland.

Murray earned is B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Limerick,  M.B.A. from the University of Bridgeport, and Ph.D from Pennsylvania State University.

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Photo: Donald Trump and wife Melania, and Xi Xinping and wife Peng Liyuan at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China on November 8, 2017 (AP).

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Meet Frank Lavin

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Author of “Home Front to Battlefront: An Ohio Teenage in World War II”

7PM Lecture, Audience Q&A and Book Signing

“Home Front to Battlefront” is a World War II history told through the story of combat infantryman Carl Lavin, based on official military histories, conventional history sources, personal letters of the time and taped recollections.

Carl’s story begins as a high school senior on Pearl Harbor Day. It is a world of a small city in the Midwest, where life is still in the middle of the Great Depression, and filled with weekend pickup football games, community dances, and the occasional date. Carl signs up when he turns 18 and has assignments across the U.S. and the U.K. The core of the book is combat in the Battle of the Bulge, the Battle of the Roer, and the Battle of the Rhine. The final chapters are about the occupation in Germany and the return home to the United States.

It is the story of ordinary Americans, thrust into a harsh and dangerous world, where G.I.’s grapple with the horrors of combat, the idiocies of bureaucracy, and the oddities of life back home – all in the same day. It displays the best and the lowest of the human experience, including examples of heroism, compassion, and sacrifice along with cowardice, pettiness, and plain foolishness. It is the war-time juxtaposition of the trite and horrific; the banal and bizarre that gives this narrative emotional impact.

Frank Lavin is the CEO and founder of Export Now, a U.S. firm that operates e-commerce stores in China for international brands. He served as under secretary for international trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore, director of White House Political Affairs, and in positions at the Department of Commerce, Department of State, and the National Security Council. In the private sector, Lavin served in senior finance and management positions in Hong Kong and Singapore with Edelman, Bank of America and Citibank. He is a columnist for Forbes.com, and co-author of “Export Now: Five Keys to Entering New Markets.”


Friday, September 21, 2018

Nixon Legacy Forum: The Greatest Comeback: Richard Nixon and the 1968 Election

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Nixon Legacy Forum: The Greatest Comeback: Richard Nixon and the 1968 Election

Friday, September 21, 2018
5:00 pm EST
Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

President Dwight Eisenhower’s Vice President, Richard Nixon, lost the 1960 Presidential election to John Kennedy and then the California Governorship to Edmund “Pat” Brown in 1962. At a dramatic post-election press conference, he announced his complete withdrawal from politics, but he couldn’t stay away.

He campaigned tirelessly for the 1964 GOP nominee, Barry Goldwater, as well as for dozens of Republican candidates in the 1966 mid-term elections. His subsequent winning of the Republican nomination in 1968 is the stuff of legends.

This Nixon Legacy Forum will re-tell the story of Richard Nixon’s comeback and his historic 1968 election victory. Panelists will include Pat Buchanan, Dwight Chapin, Annelise Anderson, and Ken Khachigian. Moderated by Geoff Shepard.

Presented in partnership with the National Archives and Records Administration.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Meet Bud McFarlane

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President Ronald Reagan’s National Security Advisor Comments on the State of the World

12PM Lecture and Audience Q&A

Join Robert “Bud” McFarlane, former National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan for a geopolitical tour d’horizon, as he offers commentary on the several challenges to our national security. Topics include a resurgent Russia, the economic and military challenges of an Imperial China, nuclear North Korea and Iran, and the immigration challenges posed for Europe by the Syrian civil war.

Mr. McFarlane has a distinguished record of public service including ten years in the White House and State Department serving variously as counselor to the Department of State, national security advisor to President Reagan, and military advisor to Henry Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft.

In the Reagan years, he was the architect of U.S. policies which so stressed the Soviet economy as to bring it down, and in the process accelerated the collapse of Marxism in the former Soviet Union and the first reduction of nuclear weapons in history. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served for 20 years as a Marine officer, was selected as an Olmsted Scholar, holds a Master of Science (License) from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, and was selected as a White House Fellow.

In recent years, Mr. McFarlane has focused on organizing investment in developing countries, brokering reconciliation between rival Sunni and Shia sects in Iraq, coaching the tribal leaders of Darfur, and leading the United States Energy Security Council, a bipartisan panel of former cabinet officers, senior retired military officers, and senior corporate executives devoted to forging a more coherent national energy policy. Currently he is focused, again with retired four-star military officers and distinguished American diplomats, on the prevention of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.

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