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New Descriptions of World War II Collections Available Online

Thursday, January 29, 2015

New finding aids to eleven collections documenting World War II are now available through the Online Archive of California.

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Norman David Hanwell Papers, Hoover Institution Archives

Papers on Chinese Political Economy Open for Research

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The papers of Norman David Hanwell (1909–41), a scholar of the Chinese political economy, are now available for research at the Hoover Institution Archives. The collection includes Hanwell’s unpublished manuscripts, published writings, personal correspondence, research notes, and clippings relating to China in the 1930s. 

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Stephen Kotkin, Princeton professor and Hoover research fellow, discusses his new Stalin biography in Stauffer auditorium

Stephen Kotkin Presents New Biography of Stalin

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

On Wednesday, January 28, in a talk sponsored by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Princeton professor and Hoover fellow Stephen Kotkin discussed his newly published book Stalin, Volume 1: Paradoxes of Power, 1878–1928. Based on extensive research, the book is the first volume of his trilogy on the life and times of the Soviet dictator. Kotkin's biography focuses on Stalin's role in the Russian revolution and his subsequent rise to power within the Bolshevik hierarchy. It also situates Stalin's political career in the wider context of Russian and world history.

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Firing Line Broadcast Records, Box 136, Hoover Institution Archives

Updated Guide to Firing Line Broadcast Records Now Available

Friday, January 23, 2015

A major update to the Firing Line broadcast records finding aid is now available. In addition to the original videotapes of this long-running television show, the Firing Line collection includes extensive paper and photographic records related to the series; the updated finding aid now includes a detailed list of speakers who were invited on the show. All of the background files, publicity files, and transcripts for individual shows are grouped together by episode and linked to the program summaries in the Firing Line database.

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Poland Słuzba Bezpieczeństwa Departament III Collection, Box 33, Envelope 2, Hoover Institution Archives

New Descriptions of Polish Collections Available Online

Thursday, January 22, 2015

New finding aids to eight collections from Poland are now available through the Online Archive of California. They include guides to collections on the Polish armed forces, the German and Soviet occupations of Poland, and the Radio Free Europe Polish Service.

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Policymakers and Economists Assess a Rules-Based Policy for the Fed

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Stanford

On the occasion of the Federal Reserve's Centennial, Hoover Institution Fellows Michael D. Bordo and John B. Taylor have assembled a thoughtful volume – published in a special issue of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control – in which top Fed policymakers,  monetary economists, and historians evaluate rules-based policy for the Fed.

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Hoover Institution Golden State Poll: In Their Governor Californians Trust?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown delivered a second-term inaugural address that doubled as a State of the State message to reveal his public policy intentions both for this year and for his final four years as the Golden State’s chief executive.

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Hoover hosts NAFTA at Twenty conference
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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 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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