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Hans Schumann's escape, August 15, 1961 (Berlin: Checkpoint Charlie Album, Box 1, Hoover Institution Archives)

Hoover Acquires Checkpoint Charlie Album

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hoover’s European collections have added a valuable item to its holdings, an album of thirty-five mounted photographs documenting the history of Checkpoint Charlie, the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War.  Covering the years 1946 to 1989, the album was printed in 1990 from contemporary and earlier negatives, showing the wall, important moments in the wall’s history, noted visits to the wall by Willy Brant, JFK, Ronald Reagan, and others and other images of the Cold War icon and its context.

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Alternative guide produced by the Stanford chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), 1969.  On the cover, Stanford University is depicted as an octopus grasping for money with its tentacle (New Left Collection, Box 46, Hoover Institution Archive

New Left Collection: Updated Finding Aid and Reorganization

Friday, November 21, 2014

The New Left Collection, the largest resource in the archives on radical movements in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s, has been reorganized and provided with a revised finding aid.  Materials on the same subject that were formerly dispersed throughout the collection have been brought together, and the contents of the entire collection are more fully described.

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Japanese Modern History Manuscript Collection, Box 97, Hoover Institution Archives

New Japanese Materials Reveal Complicated History

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Can Japan and China find a way to reduce the risk of conflict and prevent continuing hostilities that could last decades? No one is certain, but, as Harvard University scholar Ezra Vogel argues, the history between the two countries has overshadowed the present and future of Japan-China relations. That history, as Hoover’s recently acquired increments to the Japanese Modern History Manuscript Collection reveal, was more complicated than people imagine. 

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National Fellow alum Henry Nau on his recent book Conservative Internationalism

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Students of international relations are familiar with the big three theories: realism, liberalism, and constructivism.  But, argues former Hoover national fellow Henry Nau, those theories are insufficient to describe accurately significant foreign policy leaders, namely, US presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Polk, Harry Truman, and Ronald Reagan. 

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“A Hundred Years Later: Women and War Today” featured panelists Gil-li Vardi, Sarah Chayes, Colonel Jennifer G. Buckner, and Colonel Tracey Roou.

New Exhibit Opens with Panel on Women and War

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Hoover Institution is actively remembering and probing the legacy of the First World War this year, the centenary of its outbreak.  On Thursday, November 6, the Library & Archives sponsored the panel “A Hundred Years Later: Women and War Today” to discuss the current relationship of women and the military in light of that momentous conflict.  The occasion for the event was the opening of a new exhibit of archival materials at the Hoover Pavilion on “Women and the Great War.” 

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North American Forum Annual Meeting Addresses Competitiveness, Trade, Energy and Security Issues

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Washington, DC

The North American Forum, a community of Canadian, Mexican, and US thought leaders who work to advance a shared vision of North America and to contribute to regional solutions among the three neighbors, held its tenth annual meeting in Washington, DC, during November 13-15. 

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In This Arab Time, by Ajami
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In In This Arab Time, Ajami marries historical analysis and personal perspective to inform thinking on current Middle East struggle

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Stanford

The Hoover Institution Press today released In This Arab Time, by the late Fouad Ajami, Hoover Institution senior fellow. In this collection of thought-provoking essays, Ajami  brings into focus the current struggles of the Middle East through detailed historical analysis and a personal perspective immersed in the literature of the time and place.

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Stan Polovets Joins the Board of Overseers at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Russian-born Businessman and Philanthropist will Support the Strengthening of Hoover’s Analytical Capabilities and Development of Soviet Dissident Archives

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Across the Great Divide: New Perspectives on the Financial Crisis

In Across the Great Divide: New Perspectives on the Financial Crisis, Taylor and Baily Bring Forth Differing Viewpoints to Examine the Financial Crisis of 2008 and How to Avoid Future Crises

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Hoover Institution Press and Brookings Institution today released Across the Great Divide: New Perspectives on the Financial Crisis, edited by Hoover Institution Senior Fellow John Taylor and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Martin Neil Baily. 

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Hoover Institution Golden State Poll Finds Brown Headed for Reelection; Voters Withholding Support for Affirmative Action and Several Initiatives on the November Ballot

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

With the 2014 election just one week away, the Hoover Institution’s Golden State Poll finds California governor Jerry Brown holds a seventeen-point lead over his Republican challenger, businessman Neel Kashkari. Voters’ support for Brown on Election Day, however, hovers slightly below a bare majority, at 48 percent; 16 percent of self-identified registered voters were still undecided about whom to support for governor.

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