Legacy Forums

Beginning in January, 2010, Geoff Shepard, along with Frank Gannon and support staff from the Richard Nixon Foundation, began arranging and producing a series of Nixon Legacy Forums. The forums focus on policy initiatives of the Nixon Administration and feature discussions among administration members who worked on them—and helped create the documents and other materials now available to scholars and researchers at the Richard Nixon Library.

Nixon’s Drug Abuse Initiatives (Part I)

May 4, 2018

In response to the growing drug abuse problem in the late 1960s and early 1970s, President Richard Nixon’s created America’s first Drug Czar; enhanced law enforcement; and centralized programs for […]

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Richard Nixon, The Final Comeback

February 10, 2017

Panel discussion of Nixon’s post-presidency by former staff members attending the Global Affairs Forum (February 10, 2017, Nixon Library, Yorba Linda, CA) Title:  Richard Nixon, The Final Comeback Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ef7nsTl0K0 Moderator:  Hugh […]

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Détente with the Soviet Union

February 23, 2015

President Nixon’s leadership in bringing about a reduction in tensions with the Soviet Union (February 23, 2015, National Archives, Washington, DC) Title: Détente and Arms Control with the USSR Links: […]

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Vietnam and the Paris Peace Accords

December 5, 2014

President Nixon’s leadership in bringing about an end to the Vietnam War (December 5, 2014, National Archives, Washington, DC) Title: Vietnam and the Paris Peace Accords Links: National Archives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q4YA-tQZo4 […]

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The Opening to China

November 12, 2014

President Nixon’s leadership in bring about the opening to China (November 12, 2014, National Archives, Washington, DC) Title: The Opening to China Links: National Archives: http://youtu.be/F2zIwkGTNS8 Nixon Foundation: http://youtu.be/A9D2p2v3UiE C-Span: […]

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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB)-Part II

May 22, 2014

The early challenges faced by presidential appointees to the newly created OMB (May 22, 2014, Hoover Institution at Stanford University) Title: Richard Nixon as Architectural President Links: Nixon Foundation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvI4SsaozXk […]

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Home Rule for the District of Columbia

May 16, 2014

Discussion of how President Nixon led the effort to revitalize the nation’s capital city and bring home rule to the District of Columbia. (May 16, 2014, National Archives, Washington, D.C.) […]

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The National Security Council (NSC)

May 12, 2014

The changes to the functioning of the NSC under Henry Kissinger, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. (May 12, 2014, National Archives, Washington, D.C.) Title: The Transformation of […]

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