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A Tribute To Robert Conquest

Friday, February 5, 2016

On Monday, January 25th, Hoover Institution fellows and affiliates joined to celebrate the life and career of Robert Conquest, a preeminent Cold War scholar who became an expert on the abuses of the Soviet regime under Stalin. Conquest, who died on August 3, 2015, spent 28 years as a Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and was curator of the Russian and Commonwealth of Independent States Collection of Hoover Library & Archives between 1981 and 2007. A collection of his papers is held at Hoover Library & Archives.

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Hoover Provides Access To Newly Declassified Documents

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Government records from collections at Hoover Library & Archives have recently been declassified. The collections were created by diplomatic, military, and other government officials.

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Hoover Fellow Mark Harrison Publishes Narratives Of Everyday Life In The Soviet Police State

Monday, February 1, 2016

This week the Hoover Institution Press releases One Day We Will Live without Fear by Hoover fellow and University of Warwick professor of economics, Mark Harrison.  A collection of stories that tells what daily life was like for people under the regime of the Soviet police state, the book draws from Communist Party and secret police records housed at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, the book describes how people became entangled in the workings of Soviet rule.

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Visiting Scientists View Eritrea Collection At Hoover Archives

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Dr. Nathaniel J. Dominy and Dr. Erin E. Butler, renowned husband-wife scientists visited the Hoover Archives to view the Eritrea collection on January 27, 2016. Dr. Dominy’s connection with Eritrea is through his breakthrough research on mummified baboons from ancient Egypt which confirmed that the region of the “Land of Punt: the Land of Gods for the ancient Egyptians” was located in most of Eritrea and eastern Ethiopia.

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Chen Bulei, Chiang Kai-shek’s confidential assistant from the mid-1920s to the late 1940s.
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Hoover Opens Personal Diaries Of Chen Bulei, The Generalissimo’s Confidential Assistant

Monday, January 25, 2016

Hoover Library & Archives has recently acquired and made available the personal diaries of Chen Bulei. Chen Bulei (1890–1948) was Chiang Kai-shek’s confidential assistant, a position in which he put into words the policies of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the government under Chiang.

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Pragmatic Engagement Amidst Global Uncertainty: Three Major Challenges, a national security strategy written by the Hoover Institution’s Working Group on Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy.
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Hoover Institution Bipartisan Working Group Releases National Security Strategy For The Future

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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The Hoover Institution today released Pragmatic Engagement Amidst Global Uncertainty: Three Major Challenges, a national security strategy written by the Hoover Institution’s Working Group on Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy. 

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Mark Harrison: One Day We Will Live Without Fear

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Hoover Institution Press released One Day We Will Live without Fear by Mark Harrison, a collection of stories that tells what daily life was like for people under the regime of the Soviet police state.

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Hoover Institution: Taylor Receives 2016 Central Banking Award For Economics

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Stanford

The Hoover Institution is pleased to announce that Senior Fellow and Stanford Economics Professor John B. Taylor will receive the 2016 Central Banking Award for Economics. This esteemed award is given by Central Banking Publications, a publishing outfit known for providing informed debate about monetary policy for the past 25 years.

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Hoover Institution Golden State Poll: Californians Have Their Eye On Water And Jobs, Wary Of Mileage Tax

Thursday, January 14, 2016

As California begins a new year and a hectic legislative session in Sacramento, a new Golden State Poll conducted by the Stanford University-based Hoover Institution finds California’s voters most concerned with the ongoing drought and the state’s economic recovery.

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Inequality And Economic Policy Says Growth And Reducing Poverty Is Key

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Stanford

The Hoover Institution Press today released Inequality and Economic Policy: Essays in Memory of Gary Becker in which a group of distinguished economists take a broad-based look at income inequality.  The essays examine how and whether inequality is increasing and what role, if any, the government should play. This book is in memory of the late economist Gary Becker, a Nobel Prize winner and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.  

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