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Reagan Forum with Dr. Steven Hayward
Monday, October 27, 2014

Fifty years ago, journalist David Broder described Ronald Reagan’s speech on behalf of presidential candidate Barry Goldwater as “the most successful political debut since William Jennings Bryan.” The speech, entitled “A Time for Choosing,” would echo in American politics for 50 years, defining a new approach to conservatism laced with a forward looking optimism rooted in the latent greatness of America.

Steven F. Hayward, the Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine, will explore the impact of “the Speech” and its current relevance to American politics when he delivers the Reagan Forum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11:00a.m. This lecture is free to attend; however, reservations are required. Following his remarks, he will moderate a panel with Lou and Carl Cannon.

Steven F. Hayward, is currently the Thomas Smith Distinguished Fellow at the John M. Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, where he directs the Ashbrook Center’s new program in political economy. For the last decade he was the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow in Law and Economics at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and a Senior Fellow at the Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco.

Hayward writes daily on the popular PowerLineBlog.com, and frequently serves as a guest host for Bill Bennett’s national radio show “Morning in America” on the Salem Broadcasting Network. Hayward is the author of a two-volume narrative history of Ronald Reagan and his effect on American political life, The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Old Liberal Order, 1964-1980, and The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counter-Revolution, 1980- 1989 (CrownForum books).

Lou Cannon, known for his political reporting on California and the nation, is the foremost biographer of Ronald Reagan. He has written five books about Reagan, including the acclaimed President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime. Lou Cannon worked 26 years on the national staff of The Washington Post, where he won many awards and was described as a “reporter’s reporter” by his colleagues. Cannon’s latest book, Reagan’s Disciple: George W. Bush’s Troubled Quest for a Presidential Legacy, is co-authored with his eldest son, Carl M. Cannon.
Carl M. Cannon is the Washington Bureau Chief of RealClearPolitics. Carl is a past recipient of the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Distinguished Reporting and the Aldo Beckman Award, the two most prestigious awards for White House coverage. Previous positions include Executive Editor of PoliticsDaily.com, DC Bureau Chief for Reader's Digest and White House correspondent for both the Baltimore Sun and National Journal. He was a 2007 fellow-in-residence at Harvard University's Institute of Politics, a past president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, and is a published author.

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Reagan Forum with Governor Rick Perry
Monday, October 27, 2014

Reagan Forum featuring Texas Governor Rick Perry.

As the state’s 47th and longest-serving governor, Rick Perry is the first Texas A&M graduate to occupy the Governor’s Mansion. Starting in the United States Air Force and continuing over two decades in elected office, Rick Perry has led a life of public service. Governor Perry’s administration has focused on creating a Texas of unlimited opportunity and prosperity by improving education, securing the border and increasing economic development.

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25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

“General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” – Ronald Reagan, 1987

November 2014 commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, in partnership with the Consul Generals of the Czech Republic, Hungary and the Republic of Poland, will be hosting an event to discuss why the Wall fell and what its end meant for nations on both sides of the Wall.

The program includes remarks by John O’Sullivan, author of “The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister: Three Who Changed the World” and the current Director of the Danube Institute in Budapest. Mr. O’Sullivan was also Special Advisor and Speechwriter for Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s. Followed by his remarks, Mr. O’Sullivan moderated a panel discussion with:

  • The Honorable Petr Gandalovic, Czech Ambassador to the United States
  • The Honorable Ferenc Kumin, Consul General of Hungary in New York
  • Mr. Adam Michnik, Polish Dissident, Politician, and Publisher of Gazeta Wyborcza
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Lecture and Book Signing with Newt & Callista Gingrich
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Lecture by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, followed by a book signing. Speaker Gingrich will be signing Breakout: Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past, and the Epic Battle That Will Decide America’s Fate and Callista Gingrich will be signing the latest book in her Ellis the Elephant series, From Sea to Shining Sea.

Ellis the Elephant is back! In From Sea to Shining Sea, the fourth installment of this New York Times bestselling series, Ellis heads west into uncharted territory with Lewis and Clark and discovers a growing nation.

In Breakout, Speaker Gingrich explores how America is poised for one of the most spectacular leaps in human well-being in history. Pioneers of the future—innovators and entrepreneurs—are achieving breakthroughs in medicine, transportation, energy, education, and other fields that will make the world a dramatically different and better place. It is not between the Left and the Right, but between the past and the future.

Click here to register for the lecture.

or for more information call 805-522-2977.

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Lecture and Book Signing with Peter Thiel
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lecture and book signing with PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel on his new book, Zero to One:Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future (Publish Date: September 16, 2014).

In Zero to One, Silicon Valley legend Peter Thiel shares his innovative new theory and formula for how to build the companies of the future: the only way to create lasting value and profits is to create and monopolize a new market instead of trying to compete in an existing one. The next great company won’t be another Microsoft or Apple--those have been done. Instead it will be something completely new that we have yet to dream up. Here Thiel shows how to build companies of the future by going from Zero to One.

Peter Thiel is a technology entrepreneur and investor best known for co-founding PayPal. Since then he has co-founded the data analytics firm Palantir Technologies, made the first outside investment in Facebook, provided early funding for companies like SpaceX and LinkedIn and established and funds the Thiel Foundation, which nurtures tomorrow’s tech visionaries.

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