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private enterprise
representative government
individual liberty


The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University, is a public policy research center devoted to advanced study of politics, economics, and political economy—both domestic and foreign—as well as international affairs. With its world-renowned group of scholars and ongoing programs of policy-oriented research, the Hoover Institution puts its accumulated knowledge to work as a prominent contributor to the world marketplace of ideas defining a free society.

Mission Statement
Herbert Hoover's 1959 statement to the Board of Trustees of Stanford University includes the purpose and scope of the Hoover Institution.

About Herbert Hoover
Director John Raisian discusses the legacy of the founder of the Hoover Institution and the thirty-first president of the United States, Herbert Hoover.

Hoover's dedicated senior administration ensures that the research and collection efforts of the Institution remain second to none.

Board of Overseers
This diverse group of supporters contribute to the advancement of the Institution through their knowledge, experience, and leadership.

These comprehensive reports detail the administrative, research, outreach, and funding priorities of the Institution.

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