George P. Shultz, Exploring the Legacy of an Extraordinary American Statesman

The Ronald Reagan Institute Shultz Lecture Series was originally conceived to honor Secretary Shultz on the anniversary of his 100th birthday; to celebrate and introduce more people to his incredible achievements and leadership in service to the United States and the world. This inaugural Shultz Lecture brings together three leading scholars to discuss the legacy of Secretary George P. Shultz: the man, the statesman, and a cherished friend and mentor to many.

The George P. Shultz Lecture Series is a collaboration spearheaded by Taube Philanthropies in partnership with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute. Two lectures will be held in 2022, with the West Coast lecture taking place at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco in June, and the East Coast lecture being held at the Ronald Reagan Institute in Washington, D.C. , later this year. 


The George P. Shultz Lecture Series is generously underwritten by Taube Philanthropies.


Taube Philanthropies

Presented by The Commonwealth Club in partnership with the Ronald Reagan Institute and Pepperdine University.


Ronalad Reagan Institute and Pepperdine University

Photos courtesy the speakers.

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Welcome by Dr. Gloria Duffy

President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club of California

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Dr. Condoleezza Rice

66th U.S. Secretary of State; The Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution (Participating via video)

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Frances Tilney Burke

George P. Shultz Fellow, The Ronald Reagan Institute

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Kiron K. Skinner

Incoming Taube Professor for International Relations and Politics, Pepperdine University School of Public Policy

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Philip Taubman

Lecturer, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University; Former New York Times Washington and Moscow Bureau Chief

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Roger Zakheim

Director, The Ronald Reagan Institute—Moderator