A Decade with the Nixon Tapes: What We’ve Learned and What We Have Yet to Learn

On Wednesday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m., Author and Professor of History Luke A. Nichter discusses “A Decade with the Nixon Tapes: What We’ve Learned and What We Have Yet to Learn.” This 2017 installment of the annual Lourdes University Distinguished History Lecture takes place at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. The event is free and open to the public.

Luke A. Nichter is an Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University – Central Texas. During the 2016-2017 academic year, he is serving as the Andrew E. Melon Fellow at the Massachusetts Historical Society and an Affiliated Fellow at the University of Michigan’s Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies. Previously, he served as Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Rothermere American Institute and a Hansard Research Fellow at the London School of Economics.

Luke Nichter

As an author, he has penned New York Times bestseller The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and The Nixon Tapes: 1973 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), each with Douglas Brinkley, and Richard Nixon and Europe: The Reshaping of the Postwar Atlantic World (Cambridge University Press). In addition, Dr. Nichter is the history book review editor for Presidential Studies Quarterly. His current book project is Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. and the Decline of the Eastern Establishment scheduled for publication by Yale University Press. Learn more about the historian.

“We are pleased to welcome such an esteemed historian and author to our campus. His work on The Nixon Tapes provides great insight into the 37th President of the United States. The Lourdes University community and students are looking forward to meeting him and learning more about this important chapter in our country’s history,” says Dr. Dwayne Beggs, Assistant Professor of History and Director of the First Year Experience program. Dr. Nichter will meet with Lourdes history majors at a private dinner prior to the lecture.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Franciscan Center
6832 Convent Blvd.
Sylvania, Ohio
Free and open to the public


Past Lectures

Each year, the Department of History, Political Science and Geography presents the annual Distinguished History Lecture Series featuring learned experts in the fields of American, European or World history.

Past lecturers have included:

  • Dr. Margaret McGuinness – Women’s Religious Orders in the United States
  • Dr. Joyce Appleby – Coming to Terms with Thomas Jefferson
  • Dr. Susan O’Donovan – Runaways, Ladies Maids and Servants on the Move: African Americans and the Coming of the Civil War
  • Dr. Robert V. Remini – Andrew Jackson and the Indian Removal
  • Dr. Mary Beth Norton – The Salem Witchcraft Trials
  • Jamie Oxendine and Dr. Larry Nelson – The War of 1812 in Northwest Ohio
  • Dr. William T. Allison – My Lai: An American Atrocity During the Vietnam War
  • Dr. Leonne M. Hudson – The Reaction of Black Americans to Lincoln’s Death
  • D. Scott Hartwig – The Maryland Campaign at Antietem Creek
  • Dr. Rosalie G. Riegle – Crossing Lines and Doing Time: Nonviolent Resisters Speak Out For Peace
  • Dr. Margaret McGuinness – The Important Contributions of Women’s Religious Orders in the United States