The Richard Nixon Foundation was pleased to accept an invitation from the University of California, Irvine to co-sponsor a discussion among university academics on President Nixon’s historic and groundbreaking trip to the People’s Republic of China in February 1972.

Nearly 100 people attended the brief lectures and panel discussion, which officially kicked off the UCI Lunar New Year Festival. Presenters included Dr. Luke Nichter, Professor of History at Texas A&M University Central Texas and author of The Nixon Tapes (volumes one and two) and Nixon and Europe; Dr. Emily Baum, Director of the UCI Long Institute for US-China Relations; and Dr. Matthew Beckmann, Professor of Political Science at UCI.

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