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Sidney Drell at the Conference on Andrei Sakharov and the Conscience of Humanity, December 2014
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Conference on Andrei Sakharov and the Conscience of Humanity

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 to Thursday, December 11, 2014

A two-day conference honoring physicist and Nobel Peace Prize–winner Andrei Sakharov was held at the Hoover Institution during December 10–11, 2014. Convened by former secretary of state George P. Shultz and physicist Sidney Drell, it drew a wide range of distinguished participants—from scientists, historians, and journalists to religious figures, military leaders, entrepreneurs and diplomats—as well as Professor Tatiana Yankelevich, daughter of Elena Bonner, Sakharov’s wife and also a staunch defender of human rights.

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Policy Seminar on How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building
Russell Roberts, the John and Jean De Nault Hoover Research Fellow, discussed his recent book, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life.
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Joel Klein on Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools

Monday, December 8, 2014
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

During his eight-year term as New York City schools chancellor, Joel Klein presided over some of the nation’s most promising education reforms. One hundred charter schools opened on Klein’s watch (including KIPP and Uncommon Schools).

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Policy Seminar on “The Economics of Counterinsurgency: Winning, Leasing, and Losing Hearts and Minds.”

Thursday, December 4, 2014
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

Joseph Felter, Research fellow at Hoover, Senior research scholar at CISAC, and retired US Army colonel) discusses "The Economics of Counterinsurgency: Winning, Leasing, and Losing Hearts and Minds."

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Inside the Newsroom: The Media and Edward Snowden

Monday, November 17, 2014
Cemex Auditorium, Stanford University

On Monday, November 17, the Stanford speaker series The Security Conundrum will continue with three-time Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Barton Gellman. 

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North American Forum 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014 to Saturday, November 15, 2014
Hoover Institution, Washington D.C.

The purpose of the North American Forum is to create the political and conceptual basis for increased cooperation among countries and across sectors. North American Forum members are selected based on their commitment to the NAF’s goals and their ability to effect positive change.

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Women and the Great War

Thursday, November 6, 2014 to Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Hoover Institution’s new exhibition, Women and the Great War, will open Thursday, November 6, 2014, in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion (next to Hoover Tower) on the Stanford University campus, and run through Saturday, March 21, 2015.

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Across the Great Divide: New Perspectives on the Financial Crisis
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Across the Great Divide: New Perspectives on the Financial Crisis

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution and the Brookings Institution cordially invite you to a discussion of the newly released book Across the Great Divide: New Perspectives on the Financial Crisis. 

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Policy Seminar on Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

Monday, November 3, 2014
Stauffer Auditorium, Stanford University

Peter Thiel spoke about the basic principles that underlie innovative products and startup firms, using examples from his own experience starting up firms such as Paypal and Palantir. He  emphasized the importance of creating a firm or product with characteristics of monopoly, and contrasted that idea with the distinction between monopoly and competition taught in economics.

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Moving Forward: Challenges and Opportunities in an Interconnected World

Monday, November 3, 2014
Stanford University

National Security Agency Director and Commander of U.S. Cyber Command Mike Rogers will give a talk entitled "Moving Forward: Challenges and Opportunities in an Interconnected World" at Stanford University on Monday, November 3.

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