On Monday, December 9, 2013, “NAFTA At Twenty,” a conference on the twentieth anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement, was hosted by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
Lieutenant Colonel Eric Shirley, a National Security Affairs Fellow, has generously agreed to be interviewed about his Army experiences and life thus far at Hoover for our website. This story is the first in a series that will feature all 2013-14 National Security Affairs Fellows.
This week on Uncommon Knowledge, author George Gilder discusses his conception of knowledge, power, and the economy, as described in his latest book, Knowledge and Power: The Information Theory of Capitalism and How it is Revolutionizing our World.
Andris Razāns, Latvia’s ambassador to the United States, visited Stanford University on December 2, 2013. As part of his visit, Ambassador Razāns came to the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion, where he was shown materials from the Latvian collections of the Hoover Institution Archives.
Swedish author and historian Bengt Jangfeldt spoke on October 22, 2013, to a packed Stauffer auditorium, at the Hoover Institution, on the heroic actions and tragic fate of the young Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved the lives of tens of thousands of Jews in Hungary during World War II, including a member of the audience (as well as the late Tom Lantos, a former member of Congress from California). The sound recording of his talk is now available: “Raoul Wallenberg’s Fate, 1945–47: A Diplomatic Failure.”
Finding aids to the collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California.
The Hoover Archives Reading Room will undergo remodeling, beginning November 25, 2013, through February 2014. The Hoover Library and Archives will be closed November 25–29, reopening on Monday, December 2, with the archives temporarily relocated to the Hoover Library Reading Room in the Hoover Tower. During the renovation, the library and archives’ hours will be Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; service and paging may be limited or disrupted.
Hoover research fellow Paul Gregory has donated the pocket-sized English-Russian dictionary that Lee Harvey Oswald used in Russia to the Hoover Institution Archives.
Hoover senior fellow Michael Spence discusses the state of the global economy on Bloomberg Surveillance. Topics include the potential for economic growth in 2014, the economic issues behind the recent protests in Ukraine, and the shifting labor market.
Hoover senior fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses potential US relations with India should Narendra Modi become prime minister on CNN International. Topics include India as a democracy, the alignment of values and interests between the United States and India, and the lingering influence of the 2002 violence in Gujarat.
Hoover senior fellow John Taylor discusses the Fed’s policies with Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, on CNBC’s Kudlow Report. Topics include the Fed’s bond buying, the causes of the housing bubble, and the Taylor rule.
Hoover research fellow Kori Schake discusses Obama’s foreign policy on Secure Freedom Radio. Topics include Syria, Iran, the nature of the American public, the war in Afghanistan, and the Obama administration’s international reputation.