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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
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Library & Archives Director Delivers Keynote At Hoover Hometown Days In Iowa

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

On August 8, Eric Wakin, the Robert H. Malott director of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, was the keynote speaker at the annual Hoover Hometown Days festivities in West Branch, Iowa. He spoke about Herbert Hoover and the founding and history of the Hoover Institution and the connections between Stanford and West Branch. The celebration was hosted by the Hoover Presidential Foundation and held on the front lawn of the Hoover Presidential Library Museum.

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Hoover Archives Acquires the Letters and Photographs of Acclaimed Potsdam Conference Musician Stuart Canin

Monday, August 31, 2015

This week, Hoover Library & Archives acquired the collection of Stuart Canin—a World War II veteran, former concert master of the San Francisco Symphony, and the subject of the forthcoming documentary The Rifleman’s Violin, which tells the dramatic story of Canin’s musical performance, given at the age of nineteen, for Harry Truman, Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill during the July 1945 Potsdam Conference. The materials, now available in the Hoover Library & Archives reading room, include the young GI’s letters written to his parents during the Potsdam Conference, and photographs taken in Berlin and other European cities during Canin’s years of service.

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Hoover Institution Acquires Records of Society of Russian Veterans of the First World War

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hoover Library & Archives have acquired the records of The Society of Russian Veterans of World War I in Los Angeles (cataloged under its Russian name as Obshchestvo russkikh veteranov Velikoĭ voĭny v gorode Los Anzhelose), an organization founded in 1925 to unify the veteran officers and soldiers of the Russian Imperial and White armies who had moved to Southern California at the end of the Russian civil war. The records include the organization’s bulletins, correspondence, and flyers, as well as members’ papers detailing their lives and achievements.

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Cybersecurity Boot Camp Draws Congressional Staffers To Stanford

Friday, August 21, 2015
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A bipartisan group of Capitol Hill staffers were in Silicon Valley last week to gain an immersion into the complex world of cybersecurity. The range of experts they heard from included tech industry leaders, scholars representing a range of disciplines and former government officials.

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Hoover Fellow Uncovers Evidence of KGB Counter-Intelligence in Hoover’s Lithuanian Archives

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Working in conjunction with colleague Inga Zaksauskiene of Vilnius University, economic historian and Hoover research fellow Mark Harrison recently published an article entitled “Counter-intelligence in a Command Economy” in the latest edition of the Economic History Review. Drawing from the Lietuvos ypatingasis archyvas (Lithuanian Special Archive) at Hoover and the KGB archives in Vilnius, Zaksauskiene and Harrison provide the first in-depth description of the KGB as a market regulator in the Soviet economy of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Hoover Institution: A Memoir Of The Missile Age: One Man’s Journey

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Stanford

The Hoover Institution Press released A Memoir of the Missile Age: One Man’s Journey, a firsthand account of the emerging nuclear arms race between the Soviet Union and the United States.

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Hoover Institution Releases Essay Series On Reinventing Nuclear Power

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Stanford

The Hoover Institution today released an essay series by the Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy that lays out a thought-provoking approach to reinventing nuclear power.

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Puzzles, Paradoxes, Controversies, and the Global Economy
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Puzzles, Paradoxes, Controversies, And The Global Economy

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Stanford

The Hoover Institution Press released Puzzles, Paradoxes, Controversies, and the Global Economya wide-ranging collection of essays by author Charles Wolf Jr., senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution and distinguished chair in international economics at the RAND Corporation.

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Hoover Institution Golden State Poll: Californians Face a Housing Conundrum

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Amid California’s recovery from its great recession, a new Golden State Poll conducted by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University finds Golden State residents concerned about  younger generations’ being able to meet the demands of exorbitant housing prices, and the ability of low- and middle-income residents to claim their piece of the California Dream and  being priced out of where they currently live.

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Speaking the Law: The Obama Administration's Addresses on National Security Law

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Stanford

The Hoover Institution Press released Speaking the Law: The Obama Administration's Addresses on National Security Lawan examination of the speeches of the Obama administration on national security legal issues, detailing their positions on principles currently contested at both the domestic and the international level. 

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