Center for Public Affairs
Lecture and Book Signing with Peter Thiel
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
6:00 p.m. Lecture
7:00 p.m. Book Signing

Please join us for a 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). This event is free to attend, however reservations are recommended. Books must be purchased at the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature, and can be pre-purchased during the reservation process. To reserve tickets and/or purchase books, please click here.

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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Book Signing with Mayor Richard Riordan
Thursday, October 9, 2014
1:00 p.m.

Please join us in the Reagan Library’s Museum Store for a book signing with former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan on his new book, The Mayor: How I Turned Around Los Angeles after Riots, an Earthquake and the O.J. Simpson Murder Trial (publish date: September 30). Books must be purchased in the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature. Click here to pre-purchase books.

The only Republican to be elected mayor in Los Angeles in the last 40 years, the core of Richard Riordan’s success as a politician, philanthropist, and businessman has always been empowering people and getting things done with clear-eyed, compassionate pragmatism. 

Through his touching life story in The Mayor, Richard Riordan offers his unique insights on how he turned around Los Angeles as it faced near disaster – and how the country can realize better times.

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The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation in partnership with the Consul Generals of the Czech Republic, Hungary and the Republic of Poland Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

“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

This November commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.  The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, in partnership with the Czech, Hungarian and Polish Embassies, 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 will moderate a panel discussion with:

  • The Honorable Petr Gandalovic, Czech Ambassador to the United States
  • The Honorable Laszlo Kalman, Hungarian Consul General in Los Angeles
  • Mr. Adam Michnik, Polish Dissident, Politician, and Publisher of Gazeta Wyborcza

This event is free to attend, however reservations are strongly recommended.  Please click here to reserve your seats.

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Lecture and Book Signing with Newt & Callista Gingrich
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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

Please join us on Tuesday, October 21st for a 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.

The lecture is free to attend; however reservations are recommended. Books must be purchased in the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature and can be pre-purchased during the ticket reservation process, click here to register.

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.

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

11:00 a.m.

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. To reserve seats, click here.

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, 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).

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