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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 his 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. 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 should plan to bring laptops as computer access on campus will be limited. 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

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the seminar. Each seminar participant will receive reimbursement of travel expenses up to $400. Please read our complete travel reimbursement policy before applying.

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.

Course Review from Summer 2013 Participants

“I really enjoyed the Age of Reagan Seminar. . . . Steven Hayward gave impassioned, thoughtful and interesting presentations. I loved how interactive he was with the group—he seemed to take a real and genuine interest in all of the attendees . . . I enjoyed the access to all of the documents and archives at the Library . . .Thank you again to Gilder Lehrman for this outstanding experience. It definitely rejuvenated my love of history and teaching.”

“It was a wonderful seminar. The content lectures gave me a vital understanding of the events that unfolded during the 1980s. Also, the instructional strategies were very good.”

“This was one of the best seminars I have ever attended. Dr Hayward was brilliant, engaging, and contoured his lectures to the interests of the teachers. Our master teacher was simply the best . . . a great educational leader. The Reagan Library could not have been a better host. . . I am grateful to Gilder Lehrman for this opportunity. . . Thank you Gilder Lehrman for making me feel so valued as an educator, and helping me to be a better history teacher.”


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

July 20th, 2014 5:00 PM   through   July 26th, 2014 9:00 AM
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
United States
Seminar Fee
Attending $50.00
Not Attending $0.00

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