Uzi Arad visited the Hoover Institution on Friday, April 26, 2013, to discuss Israel’s national security challenges and US-Israel relations. Richard Sousa, senior associate director, and Peter Berkowitz, the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, also attended the event.
In his first official visit to California, Ryszard Schnepf, the Polish ambassador to the United States, met with Hoover fellows on Monday, March 25, 2013. Hosted by John Raisian, the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution, and Hoover Board of Overseer member and Polish honorary consul general Tad Taube, the ambassador spent the afternoon at Hoover.
Yung-le Lin, Taiwanese foreign minister, and Bruce J.D. Linghu, director of the Department of North American Affairs for the Taiwanese Foreign Ministry, visited the Hoover Institution on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, as part of their daylong visit to the San Francisco Bay area. Minister Lin, who has served in the ministry for more than three decades, has represented Taiwan in missions all over the world.
Having won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, serving as dean of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science at Harvard, studying as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford, and now teaching at NYU’s Stern School of Business, one would think that Hoover Institution senior fellow Michael Spence would sit back a bit. On the contrary, Spence is closely examining the transition of the Chinese economy (the world’s second largest) and its worldwide implications.
Chairman Hebert Dwight convened the meeting of the Hoover Institution Board of Overseers at the Willard InterContinental hotel in Washington, DC, on Sunday, February 24, 2013. In addition to conducting its usual business in its semiannual two-day meeting in Washington, the board had the opportunity to hear from leading legislative and judicial officials from the federal government and to learn of the research of selected Hoover fellows.
Ambassador Pu-tsung King, representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) and Vice Mayor of Taipei from 2002 to 2006, visited the Hoover Institution and toured its modern China collections on Friday, February 15, 2013. He was accompanied by Bruce Fuh, director-general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco, Jay Wong and Daniel K.Y. Lin, who are also directors of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco. David Brady, deputy director of the Hoover Institution and acting director of the Hoover Library and Archives, along with Linda Bernard, deputy archivist of the Hoover Archives, greeted King.
The Hoover Institution hosted its ninth Southern California Conference on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, in Pasadena. The conference featured presentations by Hoover fellows on a range of public policy issues of current importance.
On Wednesday, January 23, Hoover fellow Larry Diamond spoke with Stanford students about promoting democracy in the Middle East, Burma/Myanmar, and Mongolia and about US foreign policy in Obama’s second term. (52:39)
Armed conflict is often more than a battle for territory or to establish military superiority; it is also a battle for hearts and minds. After the troops have disengaged and the combatants have left the field, what is left is winning over the locals and establishing a lasting peace. To do so, however, is complicated by mores, traditions, politics, international law, and legal boundaries that may create a cultural divide between foreign combatants and the local citizenry.