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Hoover@100: Ideas Defining A Century

Thursday, October 10, 2019 to Friday, July 31, 2020

In celebration of its centennial, the Hoover Institution opens the exhibition Hoover@100: Ideas Defining A Century in Hoover Tower on October 10, 2019. Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover, the Hoover Institution started as a special collections library devoted to the acquisition and study of documents related to the First World War. 

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A Century of Ideas: Labor and Capital Market Policy: From Ideas to Actions over One Hundred Years

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

Nowhere are good economic ideas more important for growth and stability than in labor and capital markets. Enormous technological, political, and demographic shifts in the past one hundred years have changed what is feasible and what works in practice. Panelists will discuss how ideas about the roles of government and private enterprise have changed, how good ideas stressing economic freedom can be advanced into action, and the influence of globalization on the ability of governments to apply good ideas to capital flows and immigration.

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A Century Of Ideas: Tax And Monetary Reform: From Ideas To Actions Over One Hundred Years

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

Hoover Institution economists have generated many ideas on tax reform and monetary reform over the years, from the Friedman Rule and government spending limits to the Hall-Rabushka Flat Tax and the Taylor Rule. Panelists will discuss the origination of such ideas, how they have been applied in practice in the United States and other countries, and the future of such reform-oriented policy. 

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Policy Seminar with Jesús Fernández-Villaverde

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Jesús Fernández-Villaverde, Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, discussed his future book with Lee Ohanian: Capitalism and Freedom in the 21st Century.

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A Century Of Ideas: New Regional Orders And New Ways Of War: Europe, The Middle East, And Asia

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

The global order of the past seven decades is being disrupted by regional dynamics. Powers of the past are reasserting themselves—Russia in Europe and the Middle East, Turkey and Iran in the Middle East, and China in Asia and beyond. Technology is changing how nations can prosper, influence, and compel. The panel will discuss what these changes portend for each of these regions and the US role in shaping events in its national interest.

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Public Support Grows For Higher Teacher Pay And Expanded School Choice

Friday, September 13, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Public Support Grows for Higher Teacher Pay and Expanded School Choice" on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST.

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Cyber And Artificial Intelligence Boot Camp

Monday, August 26, 2019 to Thursday, August 29, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Threats in cyberspace, innovations in emerging technology, complex digital interdependence and challenges for security, governance, privacy and safety capture headlines across the globe each day. Nations, companies and individuals are increasingly dependent on information and information technology for societal functions. Ensuring the security of information and information technology — cybersecurity — against a broad spectrum of hackers, criminals, terrorists, propagandists and state actors is a critical task for the nation. Cybersecurity and emerging technology challenges are evolving rapidly, with threats facing the nation changing by the day.

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A Century Of Ideas: Changing The Education Debate

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

Hoover scholars have been heavily involved in far-reaching educational research, and their work provides surprisingly positive answers to thorny questions, such as whether scholarship has ever influenced the debate on educational policy; whether new policies are just about politics without regard to fact; and how to mitigate bad ideas by introducing good ideas through research and analysis.

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A Century Of Ideas: The Big Three: Roosevelt, Stalin, And Churchill During The Second World War

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

During the Second World War, President Franklin Roosevelt, Premier Joseph Stalin, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill exchanged hundreds of cables and held two summit meetings, coordinating the vast allied effort to defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Panelists will discuss why the peaceful new international order that the three agreed to establish after the conflict turned instead into the Cold War.

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The Fouad Ajami Fellowship Annual Lecture With Speaker Steve Hadley

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "The Fouad Ajami Fellowship Annual Lecture with speaker Steve Hadley" on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT.

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Tools Of Regulatory Reform: Maintaining Executive And Constitutional Order

Friday, June 21, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Tools of Regulatory Reform: Maintaining Executive and Constitutional Order" on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM EDT.

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You're It: Crisis, Change, And How To Lead When It Matters Most

Friday, June 14, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "You're It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When It Matters Most" on Friday, June 14, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT.

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