Swedish author and historian Bengt Jangfeldt spoke Tuesday to a packed Stauffer auditorium on the heroic actions and tragic fate of the young Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved the lives of tens of thousands of Jews in Hungary during World War II, including a member of the audience (as well as the late Tom Lantos, a former member of Congress from California).
Paul Gregory’s discussion of his Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives is available for viewing at C-SPAN’s Book Notes.
On August 15, the Arctic Security Initiative convened a Technology Working Group of policy and technical experts to discuss the continuing challenges of operating in the Arctic, one of a series focused on how best to help policy makers understand both the importance and the challenges of the US Arctic region.
Whether peaceful or menacing, China’s rise is a fact. To help us understand the new China, we must look at its past; by studying its complicated history and its relationships with the United States and its Asian neighbors we can begin to understand the principles and actions of this ancient yet vibrant country and thus facilitate US policy making.
Collectivization is one of the most studied aspects of Soviet history. This talk by Professor Stephen Kotkin will reexamine Stalin’s decision making and the formation of the totalitarian system by putting the audience inside Stalin’s head.
A bipartisan Taiwanese legislative delegation visited Hoover on Friday, July 12, 2013, as part of a diplomatic tour of the United States. The delegation included legislators Lin Yu-fang, Chen Tan-sun, Chan Kai-chin, and Wang Yu-min and officials from Taiwan’s foreign and defense ministries. Accompanied by Bruce Fuh, director-general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco, the delegation met and exchanged views on US-Taiwan relations with Hoover fellows.