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President Ford's Pardon of Richard M. Nixon: A 40-Year Retrospective

  • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Duquesne University Power Center Ballroom

Join us for this historic gathering on the anniversary of the controversial Ford-Nixon pardon. This is one of the only events of its kind in the United States during which key figures - including the White House lawyer who negotiated the pardon with Nixon - will share their recollections of this dramatic moment in American history.

This program is presented by the Duquesne University School of Law in cooperation with the
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Please register below.

Panel Discussion

3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Charles J. Dougherty, President of Duquesne University

  • Benton Becker, Former Special Counsel to President Gerald Ford
  • Jill Wine-Banks, Former Assistant Watergate Special Prosecutor
  • Timothy Naftali, Historian and Former Director, Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library

Special Video Appearances by:

  • Steve Ford, Son of the Former President and Trustee and Chairman, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation
  • Tom Brokaw, Special Correspondent, NBC News
  • Ken Gormley, Dean, Duquesne University School of Law
  • David M. Shribman, Executive Editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Registration Required

The free event is open to members of the Duquesne University community and the bench and the bar. Register today.