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 Supreme Court Appointments, Part I

November 17, 2011

The impact and legacy of Nixon’s Supreme Court appointments, especially the transition from the Earl Warren Court to the Bill Rehnquist Court. (November 17, 2011, National Archives, Washington, DC) Title: […]


Confronting America’s First Energy Crisis

October 19, 2011

President Nixon’s response to the oil embargo (October 19, 2011,Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC) Title: Confronting America’s First Energy Crisis Links: Nixon Library: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr1IsgaVuNY&list=PLiF7JevUP8B9XIAdWZd5bfX7-jLKDyz7b&index=15 Nixon Foundation: http://youtu.be/27U9K46pbm4 […]


The New Federalism

August 8, 2011

Discussion of the core innovation of President Nixon’s domestic initiatives, titled the New Federalism, which reprogramed federal grant money to states and localities (August 8, 2011 Nixon Library, Yorba Linda, […]


Combating Organized Crime in the Nixon Era

June 13, 2011

Discussion of how President Nixon and his Department of Justice took down organized crime in many of the nation’s cities (June 13, 2011, University Club, Washington, DC) Title: Combating Organized […]


Nixon as Cold War Strategist

May 27, 2011

How President Nixon addressed Cold War issues (May 27, 2011, Navy Memorial, Washington, DC) Title: Richard Nixon as Cold War Strategist Links: Nixon Library: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UtzPq9CLl8&list=PLiF7JevUP8B9XIAdWZd5bfX7-jLKDyz7b&index=16 Nixon Foundation: http://youtu.be/lQ3mR5u32jo C-Span: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/AsACo […]


The President’s Speechwriters

April 18, 2011

President Nixon’s use and interaction with his speechwriters (April 18, 2011, School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC) Title: Writing for 37: White House Speechwriters Remember […]


Moynihan as Presidential Counsellor

November 10, 2010

The unique partnership of President Nixon and Daniel Patrick Moynihan as head of the newly created Urban Affairs Counsel (November 10, 2010, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC) Title: Moynihan in […]


The Week that Changed the World

October 13, 2010

White House staff arrangements for President Nixon’s Visit to China (October 13, 2010, The US-China Institute at the University of Southern California) Title: The Week that Changed the World Links: […]