Recently, the Hoover Institution Board of Overseers met in our nation’s capital for its biannual meeting, featuring presentations by Hoover fellows and distinguished guests.
Merian Caldwell Cooper would be a top candidate for the "Most Interesting Man in the World." Although Cooper is known for his 1933 production of King Kong, there were many more interesting episodes in his life in addition to that iconic movie. Indeed, in the words of the film historian Richard Schickel, “his career was larger than life.” Expelled from Annapolis in his senior year for advocating air power, a view the navy frowned on, in 1916 he joined the Georgia National Guard and served with General Pershing’s expedition against Pancho Villa.
If anyone knows the past, present, and future of education in the United States, it is the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, which recently celebrated its sixteenth anniversary. Over the years the distinguished education experts have debated many aspects of education policy, most recently at their Blended Learning Conference. Now they look to the future in their new book What Lies Ahead for America’s Children and Their Schools, released by the Hoover Press.
The Hoover Institution Press released What Lies Ahead for America’s Children and Their Schools, an assessment by the Hoover Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education. This profound work examines both the potential gains and the pitfalls that lie ahead for primary- and secondary-school education in the United States.
Hoover senior fellow Michael McFaul discusses potential US responses to Russia’s moves against Ukraine on NBC News. Topics include Putin’s mindset regarding Ukraine, Russia’s global image, debate within Russia about invading Crimea, and the Obama administration’s involvement in the crisis.
Hoover senior fellow Michael McFaul discusses the possible break up of Ukraine on CNN’s The Lead. Topics include the ethnic makeup of the Crimea.
Hoover senior fellow Michael McFaul discusses potential US responses to Russia’s moves against Ukraine on PBS Newshour. Topics include Putin’s strategy for Ukraine, the economic costs of Russia’s activity in Crimea, and damages to US-Russia relations.
Moises Velasquez-Manoff, author of An Epidemic of Absence, discusses allergies and autoimmune diseases with EconTalk host Russell Roberts. Topics include why allergies and autoimmune diseases have been on the rise in the developed world for the past fifty years, cleanliness and hygiene, and using parasites to treat immune system disorders.