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Steven F. Hayward, Senior Fellow, Pacific Research Institute


This seminar will explore the presidency of Ronald Reagan and examine both his domestic and foreign policies from 1981 to 1989. Teachers will discuss the election of 1980 and the conservative counterrevolution of the 1980s, as well as examine Reagan’s foreign policies and domestic programs.  This seminar is offered in partnership with The Ronald Reagan Foundation & Presidental Library.


Readings are sent by the Institute to seminar participants and may include:

Hayward, Steven F. The Age of Reagan. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2009.

Travel & Accommodations

Participants will be housed at California Lutheran University and bused daily to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for class. California Lutheran University is located in Thousand Oaks, California, and is best accessed by the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Workshop participants will be housed in an on-campus dormitory. Participants will be placed in private rooms, but may share bathroom facilities. The college provides bedding and towels only. Please note that participants should plan to bring fans, alarm clocks, shampoo, hangers, irons, hair dryers, etc. Participants will have access to computer clusters, but many choose to bring laptops. Housekeeping services are provided throughout the week.


Meals will be served in a university cafeteria in space shared by other programs. All on-campus meals will be paid for by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Travel Reimbursement

Each summer seminar participant will receive reimbursement of travel expenses up to $400. Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the seminar.

Participants traveling internationally or from Alaska and Hawaii receive a $500 stipend in lieu of reimbursement upon completion of the seminar. Applicants to seminars should note that supplements will not be given in cases where the $400 allowance is insufficient to cover all travel expenses. Our reimbursement policy has changed from previous years. For more information on our policy click here.

Graduate Credit

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is proud to announce its agreement with Adams State University to offer three hours of graduate credit in American history to participating seminar teachers. For more information click here.


Email the Teacher Seminars department or call 646-366-9666.

July 7th, 2013 5:00 PM   through   July 13th, 2013 9:00 AM
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065
United States
Seminar Fee
Attending $50.00
Not Attending $0.00

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