Speakers & Programs

November – December 2014

Nov
3
Mon
25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall @ Nixon Library
Nov 3 @ 1:00 PM

Berlin WallHosted by Cal State Fullerton, this symposium will engage students and the community in a discussion about the political and cultural significance of the end of the Cold War, and the emerging challenges for international policy.

The Honorable Ed Royce, Chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, will deliver keynote remarks. A faculty panel discussion will follow.

The event is co-sponsored by California State University, Fullerton’s Division of Politics, Administration and Justice, European Studies Program, the Center for Oral and Public History, European Studies Society, the Cultural and Public History Association, Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society), the California State University Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence and the Richard Nixon Foundation.

This event is free and open to the public.  Click here to RSVP

 

Nov
11
Tue
Commemorate Veterans Day @ Nixon Library
Nov 11 @ 10:00 AM

Vets DayFree admission to the Nixon Library all day

A patriotic celebration to honor all veterans who have served our nation

10 AM: Patriotic program in the East Room featuring keynote remarks by former National Security Advisor Robert “Bud” McFarlane, remarks by decorated Vietnam War prisoner of war Lt. Col. Orson Swindle, a formal Presentation of the Colors, performances by the Villa Park High School Jazz Ensemble and Orange High School Concert Choir

12:30 PM: A spectacular performance of All-American classics from the renowned 90-member Placentia Symphonic Band

Nov
12
Wed
Nixon Legacy Forum: The Opening to China @ William G. McGowan Theater, National Archives
Nov 12 @ 10:00 AM

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President Nixon’s opening to China, including his historic 1972 visit, was the public result of a series of sensitive diplomatic initiatives.

The panel features former members of the National Security Council staff discussing their behind-the-scenes efforts, as well as the ramifications for the United States and its allies.

Panelists include Jonathan Howe, Winston Lord, Nicholas Platt and Richard Solomon, and will be moderated by Fox News National Security Analyst, KT McFarland.

This forum will be held at the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives in Washington, DC.

Dec
5
Fri
Nixon Legacy Forum: Vietnam and the Paris Peace Accords @ William G. McGowan Theater, National Archives
Dec 5 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

1631-3 copyOn January 23, 1973, President Nixon announced that Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho, the chief North Vietnamese negotiator, had initialed a peace agreement in Paris “to end the war and bring peace with honor in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.”

The panel features former members of the National Security staff, who will examine the chronology, key players, and impact of the Paris Peace Accords.

Panelists include Winston Lord, John Negroponte and Dick Smyser, and will be moderated by Fox News National Security Analyst, KT McFarland.

This forum will be held at the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives in Washington, DC.