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 1956, the Arctic, Desert, Tropic Information Center (ADTIC) of Air University conducted a survival test as part of a program to assess air force survival equipment. A crew from the air force was sent to the harsh conditions of the Panama jungle to simulate an emergency survival situation. Although the field test was scheduled to last two weeks, the group stayed in the jungle for only six days.
Kori Schake, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses different approaches the United States could take if it confirms that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons.
The Hoover Institution hosted its annual Spring Retreat beginning on Sunday, April 21, 2013, with before-dinner remarks by Kevin Warsh, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. His speech, titled “The Economy over the Horizon: Unknown Knowns,” emphasized the importance of the state of the economy, which currently has a 2 percent growth rate, and understanding the concept of “unknown knowns,” a reference to former secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld.
Victor Davis Hanson, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses his book The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost—from Ancient Greece to Iraq.
Former Hoover visiting fellow Gabriela Tarazona-Sevillano, formerly a criminal affairs prosecuting attorney in Peru, has taught for many years in the United States. The author of Sendero Luminoso and the Threat of Narcoterrorism, she presented her current research on the accountability of former heads of state for counterterrorism actions, including the case of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori of Peru, to students and scholars at the Stanford Law School.
The Hoover Institution’s new exhibition, Art and History: Treasures from the Hoover Library and Archives, opened Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion (next to Hoover Tower) on the Stanford University campus and runs through Friday, December 20, 2013.
John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses the US economy and Federal Reserve monetary policy. He then shares his insights on the slow growth of the economy and on how the Fed might unwind the asset purchases. (6:27)