Saturday, November 9, 2019
The Sandra Day O'Connor Institute is honored to welcome Ron Chernow, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and National Humanities Medal recipient for Dinner With Hamilton ~ The Man and The Musical.
The Annual History Dinner is the signature annual gala in support of the O'Connor Institute. Dinner With Hamilton will honor the life and legacy of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
Dinner With Hamilton ~ The Man and The Musical promises to be a memorable evening.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute is pleased to collaborate with the International Bar Association and ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law for this free, open to the public event.
Join us for a non-partisan conversation about the meaning, implications, benefits, responsibilities, and economic significance of preserving the rule of law and the principles it embodies.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
In John Marshall, The Man Who Made The Supreme Court award-winning biographer and historian Richard Brookhiser vividly chronicles America's longest serving U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice and the nation he helped define.
An American journalist, biographer and historian, Mr. Brookhiser holds a B.A. from Yale. He is widely known for a series of biographies of America’s statesmen, including Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. September 25th is the anniversary of the date Sandra Day O’Connor was sworn in as the first woman Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Join us for this memorable day.
Camp O’Connor is a free, merit-based summer program for incoming 7th and 8th grade students. Designed to educate and encourage the next generation of leaders, our experiential “democracy boot camp” will leave them inspired!
Camp O'Connor helps to prepare future leaders for greater participation in our democracy and strengthens their potential for lifelong success.
Thank you to all who applied. The applications were once again competitive. All selected campers have been notified.
The Sandra Day O’Connor Digital Library and Policy Archives is an ongoing program by the O’Connor Institute to document her storied life and accomplishments for current reference and posterity.
Our Policy Archives offer students and the general public educational information and access to diverse sources of information, from her early life on the Lazy B Ranch, through her quarter century on the Unites States Supreme Court, as well as her most recent initiatives.
The historic former home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. The nomination was prepared by the State Historic Preservation Office and City of Tempe in collaboration with the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute, along with Justice O’Connor’s friends and colleagues to achieve the designation. To Read the news release, click here.
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The O'Connor Institute Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) engages young adults ages 18-40 in gaining a greater understanding of the roots and structure of our democracy, building a network of civic-minded peers, and participating more fully as citizens in American life.
Consider joining ELN to be among the first to learn about upcoming opportunities.
Do you have a story or photo of Sandra Day O’Connor that you would like to share? We invite you to submit them for the O'Connor Institute archives.
Shown Above: Karl and Stevie Eller with Sandra Day O’Connor during her September 1981 U.S. Senate confirmation hearings in Washington, D.C.
"Society, at all levels, has a need to work together to solve the many challenges facing our 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
Justice O'Connor was named to the 2017 Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People for her dedication to civics education.
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