“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


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 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 and Chief Executive Officer

Friday, November 20, 2015
Luncheon & Program
Montelucia Resort

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.


What began as a project to move a house, has become an effort to move a state and the nation
In 2006, the historic adobe home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was slated for demolition. When a few community leaders met to plan its relocation, they didn't realize that the historic O'Connor family home would become the catalyst for the Sandra Day O'Connor Institute and create a movement to rebuild the way Arizona and the nation solves its pressing political, economic and social issues.
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" I know that it is possible for people to sit down together and engage in cooperative problem solving.

This is what I want the O'Connor Institute to stand for. We can do it. The possibilities are endless.

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.

~ Sandra Day O'Connor,

U.S. Supreme Court Justice (ret.)


The Sandra Day O'Connor Institute continues the legacy and lifetime work of Sandra Day O'Connor to advance civil discussion and civic action. We work 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.