Nov. 11 – Watergate Figure John Dean to Speak at Chapman
On Wednesday, November 11, at 7pm, at the Sandhu Conference Center, Room D, at Chapman University
John W. Dean will give a free public lecture titled “Watergate: The Final Chapter” and sign copies of his newly reissued, bestselling book Blind Ambition.
John W. Dean was a key figure in the Watergate scandal and whose testimony first linked President Richard Nixon directly to the burglary. Dean, who served as White House counsel for almost three years and who chose to cooperate with Watergate investigators, was charged with obstruction of justice and spent about four months in prison for his role in the Watergate cover-up. He is the author of several books, including Worse Than Watergate, in which he denounced the administration of President George W. Bush and called for the impeachment of Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Dean’s first book on Watergate, Blind Ambition, has just been reissued in a new edition that seeks to debunk what Dean feels are apologist histories of the Watergate scandal. As new White House tapes continue to be made available from the Nixon Library, now part of the National Archives and Records Administration, Dean remains at the center of the debate about Nixon’s role in the Watergate break-in and subsequent cover-up.
The event is free and open to the public. Presented by the Office of the President and Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Information: 714-532-6017.