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Lecture and Book Signing with J.C Watts
Wednesday, April 13, 2016


To coincide with the Reagan Library’s new Vatican Splendors exhibition, the Reagan Foundation will be bringing in faith-based speakers and authors. The first in this series was a lecture and book signing with former star college and CFL quarterback, pastor, and four-term U.S. Congressman J.C. Watts with his latest book, Dig Deep: 7 Truths to Finding the Strength Within (Publish Date: March 7, 2016).

In Dig Deep, J.C. Watts offers seven powerful maxims that have kept him grounded throughout his roller-coaster career from star college quarterback to U.S. Congressman. The first black Republican ever elected to a leadership position in Congress, Watts resisted the rat-race of Washington and eventually declined re-election. His seven simple principles are a blueprint for living a fulfilling and meaningful life without falling to the temptations of reckless ambition or indulgence. Dig Deep is a powerful, simple guide that will help readers find the courage and faith to live the best life possible.

Although registration for this event is closed, this is a  free event and everyone is still welcome to attend both the lecture and book  signing (books must be purchased at the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive  signature).  Please join us at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13th!

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A Conversation of the State of the World with General David Petraeus
Friday, March 25, 2016

The Reagan Foundation is honored to host a “Conversation on the State of the World” with former CIA Director and Commander of the Surge in Iraq, David Petraeus.

General (Ret) David H. Petraeus joined KKR in June 2013 and is Chairman of the KKR Global Institute. General Petraeus is involved in the KKR investment process and oversees the Institute’s thought leadership platform focused on geopolitical and macro-economic trends, as well as environmental, social, and governance issues. Prior to joining KKR, General Petraeus served over 37 years in the U.S. military, including command of coalition forces in Iraq, command of U.S. Central Command, and command of coalition forces in Afghanistan. Following his service in the military, General Petraeus served as the Director of the CIA. General Petraeus graduated with distinction from the U.S. Military Academy and subsequently earned M.P.A. and Ph.D. degrees in international relations from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

General Petraeus has received numerous U.S. military, State Department, NATO and United Nations medals and awards, and he has been decorated by 13 foreign countries. He is also a Visiting Professor of Public Policy at CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College, Judge Widney Professor at the University of Southern California, a non-resident Senior Fellow at Harvard University, and Senior Vice-President of the Royal United Services Institute, as well as a member of the advisory boards of the Institute for the Study of War and a number of veterans organizations.

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Lecture and Book Signing with Pulitzer-Prize Winning Cartoonist Michael Ramirez
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Lecture and book signing with bestselling and award-winning political cartoonist Michael Ramirez for his new book, Give Me Liberty or Give Me Obamacare.   This event is free to attend, however books must be purchased in the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature.

Michael Ramirez is America’s premier conservative editorial cartoonist.  Give Me Liberty or Give Me Obamacare is a trenchant and outright hilarious collection of political cartoons, presenting a wonderfully intelligent and beautifully drawn snapshot of the absurdities of the Obama presidency. Ramirez tackles everything from Obamacare to the economy, foreign policy to culture wars and the environment.

With a forward by Vice President Dick Cheney and Afterward by Rush Limbaugh, Ramirez offers the conservative reader a compilation of his award-winning cartoons¡ªand a clever way to remember the eight years they’ve hated!

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Lecture and Book Signing with Sir Dermot Turing
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

6:00 p.m. Lecture
7:00 p.m. Book Signing

Lecture and book signing with Sir Dermot Turing, the nephew of Alan Turing, for his new book, Alan Turing Decoded: A Biography.

Alan Turing was widely regarded as the father of computer science as well as one of the premier code-breakers of World War II.  The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and based on Alan Turing’s life, won Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2015 Academy Awards.  Now, Sir Turing has written a new book to bring a new perspective on his uncle’s life, drawing on newly released secret documents, previously undiscovered letters, the family’s own archive, and interviews with Alan Turing’s friends and colleagues.  While at the Reagan Library, Sir Turing will discuss whether The Imitation Game is myth or reality.

Dermot Turing is  a graduate (MA) of Cambridge University, UK and (DPhil) of Oxford University, UK.  He is also a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.

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Lecture and Book Signing with Fred Barnes and Mort Kondracke
Monday, October 26, 2015

A lecture and book signing with Noted journalists Fred Barnes and Mort Kondracke for their new book, Jack Kemp: The Bleeding-Heart Conservative Who Changed America(Release Date: September 29, 2015).

Jack Kemp approached politics the same way he played quarterback for the Bills: with a refusal to accept defeat. Yet he was also willing to compromise to get things done, and his commitment to the working class and minorities attracted voters who usually rejected the GOP. He was instrumental in helping Ronald Reagan create an era of sustained and widespread prosperity.

Drawing on never-published papers and the Kemp oral history project, noted journalists Morton Kondracke and Fred Barnes trace Kemp’s whole life, from his childhood through his pro football career to his unusually influential years as congressman and cabinet secretary. Despite many ups and downs, including failed presidential and vice presidential bids, Kemp proved that a “bleeding-heart conservative” could redefine what was possible in American politics.

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