Hoover Fellows to Speak at Ronald Reagan Library

Tuesday, September 2, 2003

Hoover Institution fellows will speak at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California as they give featured lectures in September and October.

Research Fellow Peter Robinson, author of the new volume How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life (Regan Books, a division of HarperCollins) will conduct a book signing and speak at dinner on September 10. Robinson’s book is a collection of life lessons drawn from Reagan while he worked as a speechwriter in the Reagan White House. The book signing will be at 4:30 p.m. The lecture and dinner will be at 6 p.m.

On September 30, four Hoover fellows involved the publication of Reagan: A Life in Letters (The Free Press, a division of Simon & Schuster) will speak. Distinguished Fellow George P. Shultz, who wrote the foreword to the book, will give the keynote address. His address will be followed by presentations from the editors of the book, Senior Fellow Martin Anderson and Research Fellows Annelise Anderson and Kiron Skinner. Reagan: A Life in Letters is a collection of letters that covers more than 70 years of Ronald Reagan’s life. It is drawn from materials held, in part, at the Reagan Presidential Library.

A book signing at 4:30 p.m. will precede the lecture and dinner at 6 p.m.

Also speaking in the lecture series is Hoover Institution Overseer James Q. Wilson. His talk, on October 14, will be titled “Who Becomes a Terrorist?” Wilson, the Ronald Reagan Professor at Pepperdine University, is the author of influential works on morality, government and criminal justice issues. He also has held professorships at Harvard University and the University of California at Los Angeles. His talk will be at 11 a.m.

Additional information about the lectures, including ticket cost and reservations, is available from the Ronald Reagan Foundation at 805-522-2977.