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The Foundation Of Liberty: Magna Carta After 800 Years

Thursday, June 25, 2015 to Friday, June 26, 2015
Annenberg Conference Room (Room 105), Lou Henry Hoover Building, Stanford University

This conference will celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta (signed on June 15, 1215) by bringing together leading scholars in economics, political science, and law to broadly discuss how Magna Carta remains relevant today for understanding how individual liberty and rule of law are perhaps the most essential components for well-functioning societies and growing market economies.

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What Is The Academy’s Role In Evidence-Based Policy Making For Intellectual Property?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

Does the US patent system as currently constituted hold up or push forward the commercialization of technological innovations? Does the US patent system frustrate or facilitate the inventive activities and entrepreneurial processes central to economic growth? The US patent system is a solution to a delicate balancing act where the complete absence of intellectual property rights or the overly broad specification of those rights can thwart innovation. Inventors require the means to earn a return on the years spent perfecting an invention


Policy Seminar with Avik Roy

Monday, June 8, 2015
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

Avik Roy, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and the Opinion Editor at Forbes, discussed his recent book Transcending Obamacare: A Patient Centered Plan for Near-Universal Coverage and Permanent Fiscal Solvency.

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The Obama Doctrine: American Grand Strategy Today

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Hoover Institution, The Johnson Center, Washington, DC

The Hoover Institution invites you to a book reception and panel discussion focusing on Colin Dueck's newest book: The Obama Doctrine: American Grand Strategy Today

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Security Conundrum: An Evening With Senator Dianne Feinstein

Thursday, May 28, 2015
CEMEX Auditorium

Senator Dianne Feinstein has been at the vortex of the debate about Edward Snowden’s disclosures since he exposed an array of National Security Agency surveillance programs in 2013. As chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence from 2009-2014, and now the ranking minority member, Senator Feinstein has tried to help the nation strike the appropriate balance between security and liberty as she and her Senate colleagues examined NSA practices in light of the Snowden materials


Policy Seminar with George Tavlas

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

George Tavlas, member of the Monetary Policy Council at the Bank of Greece, discussed his recent research on the origins of Milton Friedman’s work on monetary economics and policy rules.

Bank Vault
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Central Bank Governance And Oversight Reform: A Policy Conference

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

This conference aims to consider central bank reforms relating to governance, oversight, and effectiveness. Since the Hoover conference “Frameworks for Central Banking in the Next Century,” held in May 2014, debates about central bank policy have intensified. This second conference will be in a round-table format, with short opening presentations, a lead discussant, and general discussion.

Poster Collection, UK 524, Hoover Institution Archives
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Remember The Lusitania! Discoveries From The Shipwreck

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 to Sunday, May 24, 2015
Hoover Tower Rotunda

One hundred years ago, on May 7, 1915, the British luxury liner RMS Lusitania sank off the southern coast of Ireland after being torpedoed by a German submarine. Nearly twelve hundred of the men, women, and children on board perished, provoking a firestorm of international condemnation. On the centennial of the Lusitania disaster, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives is mounting a short-term exhibition in the Hoover Tower rotunda. Remember the Lusitania! Discoveries from the Shipwreck will showcase artifacts retrieved from the wreck together with photographs, posters, documents, medals, and maps from Hoover's collections.

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U.S. Carbon Price, Opportunities For Innovation (Webinar)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Webinar hosted by the MIT Climate CoLab's carbon price contest

The webinar is free and open to the public, and provides an opportunity to learn about the current challenges and opportunities in successfully implementing a price on carbon in the United States.

The War That Must Never Be Fought, edited by Secretary Shultz and Ambassador James Goodby
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Approaching the Tipping Point: Nuclear Non-Proliferation in 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015
Council on Foreign Relations, New York

A collaboration between the Council of Foreign Relations and the Hoover Institution that convened a group of distinguished panelists to discuss the status of nuclear proliferation, and the upcoming 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Video from this event is now available for public access.



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