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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

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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.

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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.

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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 pportunity to learn about the current challenges and opportunities in successfully implementing a price on carbon in the United States.

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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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The Drell Lecture: Rewiring the Pentagon, Charting a New Path on Innovation and Cybersecurity

Thursday, April 23, 2015
CEMEX Auditorium, Stanford University

The Honorable Ashton B. Carter, 25th US Secretary of Defense and former distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution visited Stanford University on Thursday, April 23rd for a special talk on Rewiring the Pentagon: Charting a New Path on Innovation and Cybersecurity.

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Conference On The Handbook Of Macroeconomics Vol. 2

Thursday, April 9, 2015 to Saturday, April 11, 2015
Stauffer Auditorium, Hoover Institution

This conference and a companion conference were held at the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago on April 23rd to the 25th and brought together a wide range of distinguished macro economists to present their ideas and proposed contributions to the new Handbook of Macroeconomics, which will be edited by John B. Taylor and Harald Uhlig.

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Conference On Rules For The Lender Of Last Resort

Friday, April 3, 2015
The Hoover Institution, Washington DC

Hosts Charles Calomiris and Allan Meltzer, examine the theory, history, and practical consequences of lender of last resort assistance in a variety of countries and contexts and how to avoid financial bailouts.

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Policy Seminar on Stresses and Strains in China’s Financial System

Thursday, April 2, 2015
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

Darrell Duffie, the Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, presented his recent research on “Stresses and Strains in China’s Financial System.”

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