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Policy Seminar with Steven Davis

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Steven Davis, the William H. Abbott Professor of International Business and Economics at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, presented his work (joint with Scott Baker and Nick Bloom) on “Policy Uncertainty and Economic Performance.” 

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America's Future Role In Global Security

Monday, November 9, 2015
Commonwealth Club of California
Monday Night Philosophy revisits America’s foreign policy. The United States a neutral nation for 150 years after its inception, observing George Washington’s “Great Rule.” Following the Truman Doctrine, some argue that the U.S. has acted as the world's policeman for the past 70 years. Are we ready for a third phase of American history? Is the global community ready?

Policy Seminar with Amit Seru

Friday, November 6, 2015
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

Amit Seru, Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, discussed his recent work on the topic “Evidence on the Revolving Door, Regulatory Capture, and Policy Inconsistencies.”


Double Exposure: Russia's Secret Police under the Last Tsars

Thursday, October 29, 2015 to Saturday, March 12, 2016
Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion

A new exhibition, Double Exposure: Russia’s Secret Police under the Last Tsars, is based on one of the most extraordinary collections held in the Hoover Library & Archives: the records of the Paris headquarters of the Russian Imperial secret police, known as the Okhrana. The Okhrana collection, consisting of once-secret files and photographs of many of the most wanted Russian revolutionaries of the early twentieth century, documents the tsarist government's surveillance of its political enemies throughout Europe, including many who would become leading figures of the Soviet regime after 1917—most notably Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, and Joseph Stalin. Presenting a wide array of documents and artifacts drawn directly from the Okhrana police files and other related collections, Double Exposure traces the antecedents of the methods of surveillance and terrorism that continue to impact the world we live in today.


Policy Seminar with John Shoven

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

John Shoven, the Buzz and Barbara McCoy Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics at Stanford University, presented “Life in the Slow Lane: The Rate of Growth of Potential Output of the U.S. Economy.”

Failing Our Brightest Kids by Chester E. Finn and Brandon L. Wright

Failing Our Brightest Kids: The Global Challenge Of Educating High-Ability Students

Monday, October 26, 2015
Hoover Institution Johnson Center, Washington, DC

In their new book, Failing Our Brightest Kids, Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Brandon L. Wright argue that America’s efforts to educate high-ability students have fallen dramatically short. This is especially true for talented low-income youngsters, who too often miss out on the opportunity to develop their talents.

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Jack Kemp: Bleeding Heart Conservative Who Changed America

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

Join us for a book reception celebrating authors Morton Kondracke and Fred Barnes publication on the life of Jack Kemp. 


Policy Seminar with Glenn Hubbard

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

Glenn Hubbard, dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School, reviewed his recent book with Tim Kane, Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America. 

The Heroic Heart: Greatness Ancient and Modern by Tod Lindberg

The Heroic Heart Book Launch

Monday, September 28, 2015
Hoover Institution, Washington, DC.

In 'The Heroic Heart', Tod Lindberg traces the quality of heroic greatness from its origin in prehistory to the present day. 

Boris Pasternak in 1956

Rare Doctor Zhivago Materials Displayed In Hoover Tower For Largest Ever Boris Pasternak Conference

Monday, September 28, 2015 to Friday, October 2, 2015

From September 28 through October 2, Stanford will host the international conference “Poetry and Politics in the Twentieth Century: Boris Pasternak, His Family, and His Novel Doctor Zhivago,” the largest ever dedicated to this Nobel Prize–winning twentieth-century Russian writer. An exhibition of Doctor Zhivago rare first editions from Hoover and Stanford as well as the private collection of Paolo Mancosu will be displayed in the Hoover Tower during the conference.



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