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Author and former diplomat Tess Johnston discusses the influence of westerners on the culture of Shanghai between 1900 and 1950.

Author and Former Diplomat Tess Johnson Maps the Western Experience of Shanghai

Thursday, February 11, 2016

On February 11th scholar Tess Johnston, author of fifteen volumes on the history of Shanghai, delivered a talk about the city’s immigration waves in the early to mid-twentieth century as part of Hoover L&A’s History and Policy Lecture Series. Johnston is donating her archive to Hoover Library & Archives. Her archive consists of the extensive library and collection of historical documents that have informed her long career as a diplomat and the author of 25 books.

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Potsdam Revisited Returns to the Bay Area

Thursday, February 11, 2016

This month the remarkable WWII experiences of Stuart Canin, whose archive is held at Hoover, is celebrated with a series of radio, film, and live performance events in the Bay Area.

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Hoover Co-hosts Conference on Peruvian Politics and History

Thursday, February 11, 2016

This week, Hoover Institution Library & Archives joined Stanford Center for Latin American Studies to host the conference “The Shining Path: Maoism and Violence in Peru.” This two-day event brought together renowned scholars, archivists, students, and journalists to discuss the Shining Path guerilla movement in Peru, and the vicious war that engulfed the country between 1980 and 1992.

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John O’Sullivan Discusses Robert Conquest’s Influence on Margaret Thatcher

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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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
Stanford

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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One Day We Will Live Without Fear: Everyday Lives Under the Soviet Police State
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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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