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Eric Wakin, the Robert H. Malott director of the Hoover Insitution Library & Archives, delivered the keynote lecture at Hoover Hometown Days in West Branch, Iowa on August 8, 2015

Eric Wakin delivers keynote address for Herbert Hoover's 141st birthday

Nikita Khrushchev, first secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, and Nikolai Bulganin, Soviet premier, on board the cruiser Ordzhonikidze, April 1956 (Voenno-Morskoĭ Flot Photographs, Box 1, Hoover Institution Archives)

New Soviet collection revives a Cold War mystery

Participants in the 2015 Hoover Institution Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes

Meet the international group of scholars studying Hoover's collections

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Silas Palmer Fellow Uses Hoover Archives To Uncover The Early Influence Of The White House On Regulation Policy

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Erik Erlandson, a 2015 Silas Palmer Fellow and doctoral candidate in history at the University of Virginia, researches the political, legal, and economic developments that led to the White House becoming head overseer of regulatory policy. Using the James C. Miller papers at Hoover Archives, Erlandson is completing a dissertation that uncovers the first attempts by executive offices to affect bureaucratic decision-making, and shows how and why these new uses of executive power were legally ratified and politically institutionalized on the eve of the Reagan Revolution.

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Hoover Holds Annual Summer Workshop On Modern China

Monday, August 10, 2015

The third annual Hoover Institution Workshop on Modern China, entitled “China and Its Neighbors: What History Can Tell Policy Makers,” was held during August 3-7, 2015. This year the workshop featured five speakers from the United States and Japan who evaluated the rise of China and assessed China’s impact on neighboring states’ policy planning.

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Paul Henze Papers, Box 68, Folder 9, Hoover Institution Archives

Records Declassified in Eleven Hoover Collections

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Government records from eleven collections at Hoover Library & Archives have recently been declassified.  Declassified materials include correspondence from former secretary of state George P. Schultz to Boutros Boutros-Ghali; memoranda and reports directed to commanding officers of the American occupation of Monschau during World War II; and documents related to terrorism and counterterrorism in 1950s Algeria.

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Participants in the 2015 Hoover Institution Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes

Meet the Participants in the Hoover Institution Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Organized by Hoover research fellow Paul Gregory, the Hoover Institution's Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes brings together scholars from across the globe to research and discuss the history and development of authoritarian regimes using materials from the Hoover Institution Archives. The workshop promotes the comparative study of modes of personal dictatorship, of institutions of coercion and repression, and of the economic and social consequences of totalitarian rule.

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Kevan Harris, assistant professor of sociology at the University of California at Los Angeles, presents his research on postrevolutionary Iran
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Summer Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes Breaks New Ground in Middle Eastern Studies

Thursday, August 6, 2015

As conflicts in the Middle East have escalated across the past decade, Hoover’s Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes, now in its twelfth year, has promoted interest in scholarship that addresses conditions in Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Saudi Arabia. This year, three young scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies used Hoover collections for their two-week research and presented their findings to the group.

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