“During World War II, Winston Churchill’s battlefield was the dining room. Armed with his wit, ever-present cigar and flute of bubbly, he lorded over his adversaries and allies as the world’s foremost dinner-table diplomat. Cita Stelzer’s new book, “Dinner With Churchill,” is a welcome addition to the myriad biographies of and histories about the British prime minister.” - The Washington Post
"To Churchill meals weren't just a matter of getting something to eat. They were social occasions which he used to cement alliances and sway opponents." - The Wall Street Journal
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News: O'Connor House Becomes
SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR INSTITUTE
O’Connor House is now the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute. In recognition of the need to continue to expand and enhance its endeavors, the Board of Directors voted to change the name with the support of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor from O’Connor House to the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute.
"Given the polarized, highly politicized approch to current issues, the non-partisan Sandra Day O'Connor Institute offers civil discourse and collaborative problem solving to constructively address the complex challenges that face our state and nation."
- Peter M. Hayes, Chairman of the Board
"The Sandra Day O'Connor Institute is a significant step forward and an exciting chapter in our organization's life. We continue Sandra Day O'Connor's important work to advance society, inspired by her leadership, intellect and vision." -Sarah Suggs, President & CEO
The Sandra Day O'Connor Institute is dedicated to solving complex issues through civil discourse and collaborative action. To read the full news release click here.
Support the Sandra Day O'Connor Institute, CLICK HERE.
Distinguished Speakers Series
Dr. David Skorton
13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
Friday, November 20, 2015
Luncheon & Program
To register for this event please click here.
David J. Skorton is the 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. In this role, he is the chief executive of the world’s largest museum and research institute complex. He is the first physician to serve as Secretary of the Smithsonian. Click here to read his full bio.
Oral History Project:
Call For Memories
Do you have a memory, interesting anecdote or item that could be included in the Sandra Day O'Connor Oral History Project? Did your personal or professional path cross that of Justice O’Connor? Every memory is welcome and individuals are invited to contact the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute with their stories or information via email here.
Sandra Day O’Connor Institute seeking additional funding necessary for the Oral History Project. To donate please click HERE or to receive more information.
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"My hope is to
re-create a place that will be a center for problem-solving and for bringing together groups with divergent views."
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. We can do it. The possibilities are endless."
- Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
Our Mission: To continue Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's legacy of solving important social, economic and political problems through civil dialogue leading to civic action.