MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 | MONTELUCIA RESORT
President de Klerk shared the 1993 Nobel Prize with Nelson Mandela for his role in the ending of apartheid. As president of South Africa, President de Klerk brought apartheid to an end and opened the way for the drafting of a new constitution for the country based on the principle of one person, one vote.
"Society, at all levels, has a need to work together to solve the many challenges facing our state and nation. I know that it is possible for people to sit down together and engage in cooperative problem solving. My hope is to re-create a place that will be a center for problem-solving and for bringing together groups with divergent views. This is what I want the O'Connor Institute to stand for. We can do it. The possibilities are endless."
~ Sandra Day O'Connor
Associate Justice, Retired
Supreme Court of the United States
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 | ARIZONA BILTMORE
Join us as we honor Founding Father Thomas Jefferson through the work of Pulitzer Prize winner and Presidential Historian Jon Meacham. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician, a great and complex man. Passionate about many things, Jefferson loved America most, and, despite fierce opposition, he strove to realize his vision for her.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 | THE GREAT HALL
The Sandra Day O'Connor Institute, in collaboration with the ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, the ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Maricopa County Bar Association, proudly presents the Issues & Answers Forum, featuring credentialed panelists to provide fact-based information for ballot measures on the November 8th ballot. The September 13th Forum will focus on the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana.
The O'Connor Institute is a vital source for information on the life of Sandra Day O'Connor. The Online Library and Digital Archives offers students and the public educational information and access to a variety of resources, from her early life on the Lazy B ranch through her quarter century on the U.S. Supreme Court, to her most recent initiatives.
Your investment in the O'Connor Institute furthers the organization's mission to continue Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's legacy and lifetime work to advance civil discussion and civic action. The O'Connor Institute works to build consensus and help craft solutions to vital public issues, in an environment of mutual respect and shared purpose for a better state and nation.